About the course
The 4DSOUND system is a magnificent spatial instrument. It can do much more than letting you identify where sounds come from. It makes sounds present as physical objects. It can move sound in subtle ways. During the 8-days course, the participants learn about the basic principles of 4DSOUND and how to work with the softwares, controllers and interfaces. The course is organized in co-operation with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
4DSOUND has been developed in the Netherlands since 2007. It emerged from the meeting of contemporary composition and new sound technology. These disciplines are represented by the founders: composer Paul Oomen on the one hand, and audio engineers Poul Holleman et al. on the other. The system uses omnidirectional loudspeakers. 4DSOUND explores a new medium, which exceeds mere imitation of existing sound spaces, or immersion in never-heard-before virtual sound dreams. The real challenge is the evolution of our listening. Their new technology can awaken new levels of attention and sensitivity in our relation with the sounding environment. As Murray R. Schafer pointed out: „...regard the soundscape of the world as a huge musical composition, unfolding around us ceaselessly. We are simultaneously its audience, its performers and its composers." This is, what we can call the ecology of listening.
For more information, please visit: 4dsound.net