144th AES CONVENTION Workshop W30: Involving Performers' Creativity in Innovative Audio Research

AES Milan 2018
Workshop W30

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 — 12:00 (Scala 1)

W30 - Involving Performers’ Creativity in Innovative Audio Research

Jan Berg, Luleå University of Technology - Piteå, Sweden
Amandine Pras, University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Valentin Bauer, Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) - Paris, France
Dimitri Soudoplatoff, CNSMDP - Paris, France
Petter Sundkvist, Luleå University of Technology - Piteå, Sweden

With a multidisciplinary panel of performers and researchers, this workshop highlights the benefits of examining the impact of sound engineers’ manipulations of acoustics and audio technology on musical performance and creative decisions. Based on previous studio and stage experiments that involved orchestra conductors and instrumentalists, we discuss novel research approaches that incorporate Audio in the emergent fields of Performance Science and Creative Cognition to study how performers are affected by sound, e.g. when monitoring in binaural to improvise in studio and when performing in venues with different acoustic conditions. Whereas performers’ feedback can inform the development of innovative audio technology, our studies can make musicians more aware of sound engineering possibilities and hall acoustics’ impact, also providing students with a broader perspective on artistic practices.

This workshop will be addressed to students, researchers and technology developers who want to discuss novel approaches to study the interconnections between technology/acoustics and musical performance/creativity.

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