Wave Field Synthesis: Theory and Practice

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SaMPL - Sound and Music Processing Lab in collaboration with Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (CSC) announces the Spring School 2012 which takes places in Padua on April 2-3-4, 2012.

The topic of the Spring School 2012 is the Wave Field Synthesis (WFS). The workshop is organized as follows: morning lectures with experts in the field of WFS (open to active participants and auditors) and hands-on practice in the afternoon (open to active participants only). The brochure can be downloaded from here.

Lecturers: Angelo Farina (University of Parma), Filippo Fazi (ISVR University of Southampton), Olivier Warusfel (IRCAM), Wouter Snoei (Game of Life Foundation).

Schedule

Mon. April 2nd - DAY 1

9.00 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Tutorial Lecture - W. Snoei (Game Of Life Foundation, NL)
"The WFS Theory: basic concepts"
10.15 am
Short break
10.30 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Main Lecture - O. Warusfel (IRCAM, F)
"Scientific and musical exploitation of a WFS and HOA based immersive audio rendering system at IRCAM"
1.00 pm
Lunch break
3.00 pm (Conservatory-Bertacchi)
Tutorial Lecture & "hands-on" workshop* - W. Snoei
"WFSCollider: a composing tool and operating software for WFS systems"

Tue. April 3rd - DAY 2

9.00 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Tutorial Lecture - W. Snoei
10.15 am
Short break
10.30 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Main Lecture - A. Farina (Università di Parma, I)
"Experience with WFS for real-world applications"
1.00 pm
Lunch break
3.00 pm (Conservatory-Bertacchi)
Hands-on workshop* - W. Snoei

Wed. April 4th - DAY 3

9.00 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Tutorial Lecture - W. Snoei
10.15 am
Short break
10.30 am (DEI-Lepschy)
Main Lecture - F. M. Fazi (ISVR University of Southampton, UK)
"The difficult art of controlling a sound field (with an array of loudspeakers)"
1.00 pm
Lunch break
3.00 pm
Hands-on workshop* - W. Snoei

*a 32-channel WFS System (based on WFSCollider software and the GameOfLife WFS System Project) is available

Venues

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
via Giovanni Gradenigo, 6
35131 Padua

Conservatorio di Musica "C. Pollini"
succursale di via Giovanni Bertacchi, 15
35127 Padua