[ 20. November 2015 ]

CALL – Open call for Participants: Spatial Sound Hack Lab at ZKM Karlsruhe

Subject: Open call for Participants: Spatial Sound Hack Lab at ZKM


From: Luise Wiesenmüller

Open call for Participants: Spatial Sound Hack Lab at ZKM Karlsruhe

Do–So, 04.–07.02.2016

4DSOUND is a laboratory and cultural collective exploring spatial sound

as a medium. Since 2008, it has developed an innovative spatial sound

technology that has significantly improved and expanded the

possibilities to create, perform and experience sound spatially. 4DSOUND

is a fully omnidirectional sound environment, where the listener can

appreciate sound in a virtually unlimited spatial continuum. Sound can

move infinitely distant or intimately close to the listener. Within the

framework of »Performing Sound, Playing Technology«, a festival on

contemporary musical instruments and interfaces, 4DSOUND and ZKM host a

Spatial Sound Hack Lab.

We invite artists and hackers to explore the 4DSOUND system using

a variety of tools, instruments and interfaces of their own

choice, culminating in new experiments in sound, music, and


Media can include:

New music and sonic creations in Max/MSP and Ableton Live

New control interfaces with Liine’s Lemur

New interactive UIs built in Canvas on Lemur (familiar to those who

have worked with Web technologies)

New sound and/or control creations in other tools and code (Reaktor,

Pure Data, Processing, Supercollider, C++ etc.)

Previous experience with the above mentioned tools is not a requirement,

but of benefit. Artists and coders alike are welcome. You might be a

musician interested in exploring your instrument or voice with a spatial

interface, or an artist interested in visualising sonic forms. You might

be a coder or patcher eager to explore new tools. You might have some

novel technology or your own developed code that you would like to

interface with the 4DSOUND system. Perhaps you’re doing something

completely different we haven’t thought of!

A limited number of participants will be invited to participate. We


Access to the 4DSOUND system and gathered experts from 4DSOUND, ZKM,

TU Berlin and UdK Berlin (3DMIN)

Access to the evening concerts series in the context of »Performing

Sound, Playing Technology«

Workshops and education, including a masterclass by 4DSOUND Founder

Paul Oomen and a workshop with instruments developed by TU Berlin

and UdK Berlin in the frame of 3DMIN: Design, Development and

Dissemination of New Musical Instruments

A chance to give a short public performance/demo

Introduction to the loudspeaker system Sound Dome of the ZKM

| Institute for Music and Acoustics

Refreshments for the weekend

Participation costs are € 80. Travel and accommodation is the

responsibility of participants.

Rough schedule

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Arrival of all participants (latest, 10 am)

Masterclass by Paul Oomen on the 4DSOUND System

Introduction to control tools in Ableton Live, Max for Live, Lemur

and compatibility with other tools

Meeting between the participants, collaboration discussions

Friday 5 February

Short introduction to the ZKM_Sound Dome

Full day of development with access to the 4DSOUND system

Attending Evening Concert »Performing Sound, Playing Technology«

Saturday 6 February

Full day of development with access to the 4DSOUND system

Attending Evening Concert »Performing Sound, Playing Technology«

Sunday 7 February

Assembly of Participants, rehearsal in running order

2 pm–5 pm: Short performance/presentations by the participants

To apply, send an email to us at

ima_proposals(at)zkm(dot)de by 11:59 pm, Saturday,

December 12, and let us know a little bit about your work and skill set

and what you hope to accomplish. We will select a group that we think

can collaborate well on the system and that represents a variety of


Accepted participants will be notified before December 19, 2015. We look

forward to meeting some of you in Karlsruhe!

Further information:




Luise Wiesenmüller

Wissenschaftliche Volontärin | Trainee

Institut für Musik und Akustik | Institute for Music and Acoustics

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