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EMPAC Video Archive 2008–2018

Overhead Wave Field Synthesis with Bobby McElver: Spatial Audio Summer Seminar 2018

Sound Designer and Composer BOBBY McELVER works with technology, sound, and music in the performing arts. Company member of The Wooster Group 2011-2016. Current associate with Andrew Schneider. As an expert Ableton Live user and a Max For Live programmer, he builds new tools for sound design and audio-reactive visuals for live performance. He specializes in the intersection of performers and technology, designing interfaces and flexible systems for experimental theater, dance, and live music. He is also a musician and often performs his scores live with his custom setups.

Hosted by EMPAC at Rensselaer along with IRCAM (the Paris-based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), and CCRMA (Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), this workshop gave participants the opportunity to experience large-scale, complex audio setups in pristine acoustic environments.