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Erasmus BIP hands-on intensive course IMMEDIA takes place in Vilnius from May 10th to 20th and is organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) together with ten partner institutions from Nordic and Baltic countries.

IMMEDIA courses in 2021 (c) Jonas Šopa

35 students and 16 teachers participate 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 will learn 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 will take 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 will install the sound sphere in the larger space – the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius).

Open lectures at the LMTA Julius Juzeliūnas spatial sound sphere:

May 8th, Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – Mantautas Krukauskas (Lithuania). „Spatial sound: technology, techniques and sense of space“
10:30 a.m. – Lauri Huikuri (Finland). „Basics of 360 video“
11:30 a.m. – Hans-Gunter Lock (Estonia). „Practical Experiences Building a 3D Speaker Array“ 

May 12th, Thursday
9:30 a.m. – Anders Tveit (Norway). „Ambisonics and beyond from a composer’s perspective“
10:30 a.m. – Alejandro Olarte (Finland). „Hybrid techniques of spatialisation“
11:30 a.m. – Samuli Homanen (Finland). „Virtual productioon with game engines“ 
12:30 p.m. – Alessandro Perini (Sweden). „The embedded sound“ 
May 13th, Friday
9:30 a.m. – Matthias Kronlachner (Austria). „Triphonic audio“
10:30 a.m. – discussions

Project coordinator: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Partners: Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, The Academy of Music and Drama – University of Gothenburg, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Malmö Academy of Music – Lund University, Norwegian Academy of Music, Sibelius Academy of Helsinki UNIARTS, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

Mantautas Krukauskas, head of the MiSC of LMTA, mantautas.krukauskas@lmta.lt 
Rima Rimšaitė, head of the LMTA International Relations Office, rima.rimsaite@lmta.lt

Photo gallery from IMMEDIA courses 2021

10 May 2022