— Radek (@Radek_Rudnicki) September 3, 2017
Our video of the fantastic Architexture II for choir and augmented acoustic – performed in the Museum Gardens, York in September 2015 is now on-line. Massive thanks to Ambrose Field who composed the music specially for the reconstructed acoustic of St. Mary’s Abbey and all of those who were involved in turning such a crazy idea into fabulous reality.
My paper “Everything we know about audio perception is wrong (or at least it might be…)” has been accepted for presentation at AISS (Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces) Conference at the University of Huddersfield in July.
In this paper I take a look at the gender balance of participants in research studies on auditory perception. Not surprisingly the majority of participants in such studies (where stated) are male – and as such I will question what, we think, we know about auditory perception…
Are there differences in auditory perception between genders? very little research has addressed this question, although there have been some interesting studies recently.
I’m really looking forward to discussing this and thinking about some of the other key themes of the conference which centre on the assumptions that are made about the communities which shape digital music and sound production.
For more info on the conference: https://inclusivesoundspaces.wordpress.com/
In it she suggests that using ‘authentic’ or ‘real world’ assessment activities sits four square within Zepke’s and Leach’s 10 action points for improving sudent engagment and learning:
Prof Chris Barlow helping to set up the Virtual Singing Studio here at Southampton Solent ahead of my presentation for AES Southern Section this evening. All set and looking forward to talking virtual acoustics and singing.
Just putting the finishing touches on my presentation for tomorrow’s AES Southern Section Talk in Southampton – full details below.
Jude Brereton, Audio Lab, Department of Electronics, University of York
The physical characteristics of a music performance venue influence the experience of music for the listener and performing musician alike. Indeed, the acoustic characteristics of the venue will influence not only the perception of music for the listener, but also many of the attributes of the performance itself, since a musician will alter their performance in response to the acoustic feedback they receive from the concert hall. To facilitate the investigation of the influence of acoustic environments on singing performance, a Virtual Singing Studio (VSS) has been developed which offers an interactive room acoustic simulation in real-time, using established auralisation techniques, which allow a singer to perform in an ordinary room and hear him/herself as if singing in a real performance venue.
This talk will introduce the design and implementation of the VSS and report on results which demonstrated that professional singers rated the room acoustic simulation as highly plausible, and judged it to be authentic in comparison to singing at the real performance venue. It will also outline comparisons of singing performance analysis comparing tempo, vibrato and intonation characteristics of singing in the real and virtual performance spaces. After the talk, audience members will also be able to try out the Virtual Singing Studio for themselves!
Dr Jude Brereton is a Lecturer (T&S) in Audio and Music Technology, Deparment of Electronics, University of York, and has worked in the department since 2003, when she took her first role as a Research Associate. She is currently Programme Leader for the MSc in Audio and Music Technology and teaches in the areas of virtual acoustics and auralization, music performance analysis and voice analysis and synthesis on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
Her research centres on the use of virtual reality technology to provide interactive acoustic environments for music performance and analysis, in particular investigating the effect of different room acoustic conditions on how singers perform, using an interactive real-time room acoustics simulation specially developed for singing performance (The Virtual Singing Studio).
The meeting will start from 6:15pm for tea/coffee with a 6:45pm lecture start, and will finish around 8:30pm (including the practical demos).
Both AES/IoA members and non-members are welcome to attend.
We are walking distance from Southampton Central rail station, and parking should be available on site.
For any queries or further information, please contact Chris Barlow: firstname.lastname@example.org