Cube Fest 2018: Free Performance / Lecture with Paul Koonce
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Description:
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents Cube Fest 2018 with the free Performance and Lecture with Paul Koonce titled "The Theory and Practice of Wave Field Synthesis" on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Wave field synthesis is a technique of audio production for producing audio sound wave fields with a perceptual realism surpassing that of conventional sound diffusion approaches. The technique works to use large multi-channel speaker systems arrayed in front of listeners, and precisely calculated signals to transduce virtually conceived sound wave fields into the space of closely seated listeners.

Using the author’s 24-channel wave field array, this presentation will demonstrate the allure and power of composing with wave field sound. Two of the author’s works, Rotorelief and Sisyphus in Situ, will be performed along with a 20-minute video lecture addressing the principle of wave field synthesis and the author’s software for its production. All sound for the video lecture (i.e. voice and examples) is synthesized and presented from within the wave field space, making the lecture itself, in effect, a demonstration of its subject.

Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve a free ticket, visit: https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=98811F17-0EE3-4662-B897-5F5035AF8DCB.

Cube Fest 2018, occurring from August 9–12, 2018, is a spatial music festival with performances for the public and a VIP package of hands-on, behind-the-scenes, and creative opportunities for fellow revolutionists. Cube Fest brings together a group of 20 international audio technology experts, computer engineers, music technology experts, musicians, and composers who will present performances of original compositions created for the Cube and preexisting works, including music by the late David Bowie.

Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is on the front line leading a revolution in sound with a unique resource at their fingertips—the Cube in the Moss Arts Center. A four-story, high-tech venue and laboratory, the Cube is outfitted with 149 multichannel audio speakers, a robust motion capture system, and a two-story tall, 360-degree immersive projection screen called the Cyclorama, making it the only facility of its kind in the world. Artists, musicians, scientists, and researchers from around the globe visit the Cube to be part of this revolution.

For more information, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/cube-fest-2018-paul-koonce.html or http://icat.vt.edu/event/cube-fest/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/716896555319697/ or https://www.facebook.com/icatatvt/.
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