Everyday is Spatial 2:
Spatial Audio Conference
University of Gloucestershire
June 15th/16th 2023
Call for Works 2023
‘Everyday is Spatial’ (EiS) is an event designed to encourage and explore creativity in the making of audio and immersive experiences. The presentation and discussion of works will enable practitioners to reveal the potentials, challenges, and uses for how spatial audio will define the everyday audio experience.
EiS ran for the first time in June 2022 presenting a diverse range of practices all centered around applications of spatial audio. With 30+ presentations, performances, and installations from an international submission list, it established the need and demand for practitioners and academics to share their research and interest in this evolving field.
Production technologies are becoming increasingly available for a range of practitioners working across a variety of specialisms and sectors, allowing audio production to go beyond purely technological considerations by harnessing the creative affordances of the spatial paradigm.
At a time when hearing and listening are enabling us to investigate and understand our place in a changing world, the challenge is to populate and define this new immersive ‘soundscape’, by considering how ideas, concepts, and practices are facilitating new modes of auditory experience.
For the 2023 'Everyday is Spatial' conference, we invite all practitioners working in this medium to share work, ideas, and experiences to generate discussion and debate.
The conference aims to address the following themes:
Spatial audio practices in music production – emerging discourses in composing for spatial and spatialising production
Spatial audio and Immersive storytelling in journalism, theatre, film, and games – spatialisation as a narrative device, issues of authenticity, realism, hyperrealism
Soundscape, ecomusicology and renewed environmentalism – field recording and immersive listening
Spatial audio events – sound systems, immersive spaces, emerging paradigms for spatialising live performance and sound design at events
Spatial audio and audiovisual practice – emerging discourses and explorations of spatial audio in the context of screen media, projection, and installation
However, we are interested in a broad range of creative contexts where spatial audio is a critical factor, and we welcome considerations of how it might be enabling your practice and research in a variety of ways.
Published outputs from EiS 2022 are forthcoming via Routledge and the International Journal of Creative Media Practice, and we anticipate similar outcomes for EiS 2023.
The deadline to submit proposals is 20th February 2023
The proposals can be for presentations of works in the following format:
* Spatial audio works (20 mins max)
* Spatial audiovisual works (20mins max)
* Spatial audio presentations (10 mins + 10 mins for questions)
* Individual Papers (10 mins + 10 mins for questions).
* Group Sessions (90 Minutes) based around a topic and involving three or four contributors.
time shown as maximum
* Deadline for submission: 27th Feb 23
* Notification of acceptance: 10th March 23
Please use the submission template to help complete your proposal
Room 1: 22.2 Sound Array - Ambisonic 3HOA / Multichannel options
Room 2: 7.1.4 ATMOS (Dubbing Theatre)
Room 3: 7.2.4 Multichannel / ATMOS (Blackbox with AV options)
Room 4: x 30+ Binaural playback
Room 5: HTC Vive / Oculus Quest 2
PRO TOOLS / REAPER / LOGIC / ABLETON / SPAT / ENVELOP / HARPEX / GLM4 /
Software installs and configuration requests can be made.
Venue: Park Campus - Cheltenham
University of Gloucestershire