ICSA 2019 5th International Conference
on Spatial Audio | September 26th to 28th, 2019, Ilmenau, Germany #vdticsa
Europe's Third Student 3D Audio Production Competition in Ambisonics
For the third time, the Student 3D Audio Competition invites to listen to elaborate, high-quality productions in Ambisonics 3D Audio. This year, the award ceremony is facilitated by the ICSA again. During the show, the jury presents the nominee productions in an ideal 3D audio listening environment, announce the winners and hand out the awards.
The 3D categories:
- Contemporary / Computer music
- Audio drama / Documentary / Soundscapes
- Music recording / Studio production
Silver Winner in Category 1: Contemporary Music, Computer Music
Bronze Winner in Category 1: Contemporary Music, Computer Music
Gold Winner in Category 2: Audio Drama / Documentary / Soundscapes
Marcel Remy, Tobias Kurzweg, Leon Hofmann, Daniela Rieger, Jonas Kieser, Jona Eisele, Bastian Kilper
Silver Winner in Category 2: Audio Drama / Documentary / Soundscapes
Der Stille Klang
Stefanos Ioannou, Jasper Klein
Bronze Winner in Category 3: Music Recording
Du Hirte Israels
Bronze Winner in Category 3: Music Recording / Studio Production
Change The World
The reviewers decided to omit gold in the third category, which deserves some explanation:
This category is naturally most influenced by well-proven workflows, highest demands on audio quality and highest expectation, most of which targeting stereo and channel-based media, which are typically great in studio and home environments. However, this does not always automatically imply that playback will supply an entire, large audience. As a conclusion, the environment in the category is still challenging in terms of establishing what could be seen as missing advancement in 3D audio technology. The more so, there is a great potential in challenging established workflows and expectations, which the reviewers and the organizers of the competition would love to see promoted: Please feel encouraged to do so, to think new, and to think big in terms of audience size!
Despite this statement, which could be seen as critical, actually all of the 9 nominated submissions are great pieces of work and there is the urgent desire to make them available for listening online for a greater audience. We are currently searching for solutions to make this happen.
There was a lot of positive feedback in the event from the audience and we are very grateful for the sponsors, who are all top notch in advancing the technology in 3D audio.
Many thanks goes to the supporters of the 3DAP Competition Harpex, Ircam Forum, Flux, Zylia, and last but not least the IEM Graz as Organiser of the whole competition.
Congratulation to all Winners!