Seminar on three-dimensional sound

Sentralen, Marmorsalen
Monday 20/9, at 12.00 – 14.00
The seminar is held in English
Free admission with registration

What is three-dimensional sound? A discussion of three-dimensional sound, technical strategies and artistic possibilities.

With: Asbjørn Blokkum Flø, Mariam Gviniashvili, Thom Johansen and Mads Kjeldgaard


Notam has in the last ten years done major work with three-dimensional sound. In that context, we have, among other things, built Studio 3, a studio with 24 speakers placed in a hemisphere.

In this seminar we will focus on listening and the participants will have the opportunity to listen through different techniques and artistic strategies.

We will meet the composer Mariam Gviniashvili and discuss her new composition Revelations (2021). We will go into her artistic concepts, the relationship between movement, dance and sound and how this relates to the use of space in this work.

Furthermore, we will go into more detail on the technical aspects of the use of three-dimensional sound in music. Here the focus will be on listening. What is the difference between techniques like Ambisonics and VBAP and how do higher order Ambisonics sound? Are there sounding differences between different decoders, and how does sound behave in a concert hall versus a controlled studio?

This seminar is a unique chance for concentrated listening on a large and complex speaker system built specifically for this purpose. It is very rare that such systems are built in Norway and even rarer that one has the opportunity for this form of concentrated listening on three-dimensional sound phenomena.

Welcome to Notam’s Seminar on three-dimensional sound!

The seminar is free but there are limited seats. Registration here: