Keynote Speakers

Markus Noisternig

Markus Noisternig is Researcher at IRCAM, CNRS, Sorbonne University in Paris, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Electronic Music of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Guest Professor for Media Art at the Karlsruhe College of Arts and Design, and lectures at the Zurich University of the Arts. Following his studies in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering at the University of Technology Graz and in Computer Music Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, he obtained a doctoral degree in Audio Signal Processing and Psychoacoustics.

Markus Noisternig bridges the fields of experimental music and scientific research in immersive 3-D audio and is widely known for his works at the intersection of artistic creativity and scientific discovery. As an artist and performer of electronic music, he has participated in numerous collaborative projects with well-known composers and ensembles of New Music, which have performed in key European and international festivals.

Title: Sound Scenography – Exploring the Relationship between Sound and Space

In recent musical compositions the boundaries of the artistic play with sound in space are expanded through the use of immersive audio technology. Sound is no longer only structured in time, but also in space; space and time appear to each other in an equal relationship. Space is understood as musical parameter, which suspends the neutrality of space against the musical form. Stockhausen, for example, refers to the composition of a multi-layered spatiality as “spatial melody” and “spatial harmony” (see also „Die vier Kriterien der Elektronischen Musik“, Tonbandtranskription 1972).

In his keynote, artist and researcher Markus Noisternig discusses the impact of technology as a means to formalise space as a musical parameter as well as its potential pros and cons with respect to its artistic use.

Carmine Cella

Carmine E. Cella is a composer with an abundant list of works performed around the world. He also conducts specific research topics and tasks at IRCAM like symbolic sound representation, deep learning for music, mathematical models of sognals etc.

Title: Can Picasso think in shapes? Représentations du son pour la création musicale / Sound representation for music creation

The talk will present the work done in the last years in searching good signal representations that permit high-level manipulation of musical concepts. After the definition of a geometric approach to signal representation, the theory of sound-types and its application to music will be presented. Finally, recent research on convolutional representations will be shown and some possible musical applications will be proposed.