Altered Space: Sound Piece for Virtual Acoustics

Altered Space: Sound Piece for Virtual Acoustics

Virtual Acoustics (VA), also known as Reverberation Enhancement Systems, are an electro-acoustic setup of multiple loudspeakers and microphones to alter the sonic environment in-situ. While VAs are typically employed to adjust room acoustic parameters for musical performances, in this project, we explore the artistic potential of such systems for immersive storytelling. The acoustic environment can be changed in a physically plausible way, as well as in a non-physical manner. This interactive sound piece places the audience into an ever-changing sonic atmosphere and alters the sense of space.

A technical demonstration of this work can be found here

Sebastian Schlecht
Professor of Sound in VR

My research interests include the virtual- and psychoacoustics, physical modeling and the design of virtual worlds.