Nordplus hands-on intensive course IMMEDIA took place in Vilnius from September 7th to 17th and was organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) together with seven partner institutions from Nordic and Baltic countries.
Twenty students and seven teachers participated in this creative laboratory. Electronic and electroacoustic composition, sound and video technology artists and experts will share their experience with students and help them to realize creative ideas. Students learned how to create music for sound sphere combining it with video and thus developing contemporary possibilities of immersive media (360 degree sound and video). Profile of students include composition, sound art, sound design, sound engineering, visual/media art.
The main topic of IMMEDIA – ambisonic format of sound, 360 degree video format and combination of such sound and video in the context of immersive media. Concept of immersion is used not only in the contexts of experimental art. It also belongs to such developing areas of cultural industries as virtual reality, 3D sound and video projection, etc.
Creative experiments and development of creative projects took place in the Julius Juzeliūnas spatial sound sphere of the Music Innovation Studies Centre (MiSC) of the LMTA. In order to present project results to the wider audience, project organizers installed the sound sphere in the larger space – the Grand Hall of the LMTA.
Open lectures at the LMTA Julius Juzeliūnas spatial sound sphere:
Spatial Composition Techniques. Mantautas Krukauskas (Lithuania)
360 Camera Shooting. Heikki Timonen (Finland)
Working With Surround Sound: Personal Approach. Ríkharður Friðriksson (Iceland)
Time & Space: Constructing the Audiovisual. Maksimilianas Opriška (Lithuania)
Ways of Listening. Alessandro Perini (Italy, Sweden)
Audiovisual compositions developed during the IMMEDIA project were presented at the LMTA Grand hall (Central building, Gedimino per. 42).
Project coordinator: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Partners: Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Malmö Academy of Music of the Lund University, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Sibelius Academy of Helsinki UNIARTS, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, University of Bergen
Alejandro Olarte / Sibelius Academy / Helsinki UNINARTS
Heikki Timonen and Jussi Tuohino / Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Alessandro Perini / Malmö Academy of Music of the Lund University
Mantautas Krukauskas / Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Maksimilianas Opriška / FUME, Lithuania
Ríkharður Friðriksson / Iceland University of the Arts