Icsa 2019
Sep 26th to 28th, 2019


ICSA 2019

5th International Conference on Spatial Audio
September 26th to 28th, 2019
Ilmenau, Germany

Europe’s Third Student 3D Audio Production Competition

Enjoy the results of the third 3DAP Competition during the ICSA!

With the recent technological 3D audio revolutions, academic discussion also begins to focus on what touches us the most: the audio content, story, and aesthetics that can be conveyed by the 3D Audio Technologies. This shifts the focus of the next-generation, enthusiastic students, not only comanding the technology but also working in a more content-related style on a medium that allows for re-performing, dissemination or broadcasting.

To all students: Submit your recording now!

The submission of works ends at the end of June 2019. The nominees will be notified by the end of July 2019.

Enjoy the results of Europe’s third Student 3D Audio Production Competition during the ICSA! You can listen to the Nominee Productions and be part of the Finals of the three categories:

  • Contemporary Music / Computer Music
  • Audio Drama / Documentary
  • Music Recording

The Concert

Immersive experience is a big part of the ICSA. One highlight is the 3D audio recording of a concert especially organized for the occasion. Hans-Jürgen Freitag, Cantor of St. Jakobus church in Ilmenau, on September 27 is conducting compositions for choir, recorder, harpsichord, and the large Walcker organ. The ensemble will perform the contemplative piece “Golgotha” by contemporary composer Günther Berger alongside works by J. S. Bach. Berger links the events in the Passion of Jesus with a lament for the Shoah, a topic which he has revisited, almost obsessively, time and again. This musical rendition of the subject, particularly the instrumental, transcends conventional expectations of music for recorder and organ. The audience is sure to leave with an indelible memory of the concert.

Read more about the St. Jakobus Church.

Read more about the Organ of the St. Jakobus Church.

Sponsoring and Advertisement

If you are interested in supporting ICSA 2019, you are welcome to be a sponsor or place your advertisement at the conference. If you do not want to be a sponsor but you want to be a supporter, a donation is maybe the way you are looking for.

In the near future we will present a detailed overview about all possibilities. So please check this webpage every now and then. If you can not wait please contact us


The city of Ilmenau is not a big city. The possibilities for accommodation are therefore limited. We recommend that you book an overnight stay early. We are happy to help you with any problems you may have. Nevertheless, we recommend the several possibilities. Please click the button to see the details. Or contact us directly via email.
You can also find a hotel in Arnstadt or Erfurt.


The ICSA 2019 is hosted by Technische Universität Ilmenau and the VDT. The conference chair is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg.
Please mail your questions to the ICSA organization comittee or contact the Institute of Media Technology.

We thank our support partners Fraunhofer IDTM, DEGA and AES!

All program items and details are subject to change without prior notice.


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