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Enveloping the listener: A workshop on immersive audio

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 4 (Multimodal immersive systems). It will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is now full.

  • Research Workshop
When Mar 28, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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Registration is now full.


This workshop will center on how various researchers and industry practitioners approach the task of creating multichannel soundscapes intended to immerse the listener in sound, from music to environmental soundscapes as well as sound effects and ambiences for film.
This workshop is being hosted in conjunction with Distinguished Lecturer Chris Chafe’s visit, and he will be involved in the informal discussions that stem from each invited speaker’s presentations.
Note: Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.


  • Richard King, CIRMMT, McGill University
  • Gavin Fernandez, Freelance Film Mixer
  • SungYoung Kim, CIRMMT, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Geoff Mitchell, National Film Board
  • Jean Paul Vialard, National Film Board
  • Chris Chafe, CCRMA / Standford University
  • Dalia El-Shimy, CIM, McGill University
  • Jon Hong, CIRMMT, McGill University
  • Brett Leonard, CIRMMT, McGill University


  • 09:00-09:25 - Breakfast pastries/coffee
  • 09:25-09:30 - Introduction and overview by Richard King
  • 09:30-10:00 Gavin Fernandez: Freeze - you're surrounded: Film mixing for multiplying multi-channel audio
  • 10:00-10:30SungYoung Kim: Comparing perceptual responses of three listener-groups in multichannel music with height ambiences
  • 10:30-11:00 Geoff Mitchell & Jean Paul Vialard: 'Case study' - A walk-through of a production - 7.1 in origin
  • 11:00-11:15 - Coffee break
  • 11:15-11:30 Chris Chafe: Acoustics of imaginary sound
  • 11:30-12:00 Dalia El-Shimy: Embodied controls for mixing and composition
  • 12:00-12:20Jon Hong: Transporting the music of Capella Romana from Constantinople to California to Montreal
  • 12:20-12:45 – Brett Leonard: The space builder multichannel reverberator: Systems overview
  • 12:45-13:30 - Lunch / Discussion / Wrap-up



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