A Networked Musicospatial Virtual Environment


Jeremy J Ham (AU)

Uwe Woessner (DE)

Synaespatia is the experience of sound and music as spectacular and dynamic manifestations in virtual reality: the sensing of sound as space through the technologies of a Networked Musicospatial Virtual Environment (NMSVE). The NMSVE, developed as a collaboration between Dr Uwe Woessner and Dr Jeremy J Ham, integrates digital musical instruments, virtual instrumentation, live and recorded sound, spatialisation using gaming technologies and screen-based display. These can be networked to enable interaction and inter-continental musicospatial performance. We demonstrate a cross-domain performance platform that enables the creation of vast improvised soundscapes and spectacular visualisations. We encourage audience interaction and the exploration of the synergies between the sonic and spatial domains through synaespatia.

Artist Biography: 

Uwe Woessner is head of visualisation of the High Performance Computing Laboratory (HLRS) in Stuttgart, Germany. Uwe is a world leader in data visualisation, virtual and augmented reality and high-end computation.

Jeremy J Ham is a musico-spatial artist based in Australia. Jeremy’s creative practice spans across architectural design, improvised live performance, soundscapes and musico-spatial works.

Project Credits:

University of Stuttgart HLRS in collaboration with Kolab -BW/ Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg; SurfCoast Architecture