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iX Symposium 2021 : Sound & Immersion

06 Feb 2021
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iX Symposium 2021 : Sound & Immersion
with the Ircam Forum

For its 7th edition, the iX Symposium will explore the theme of Sound & Immersion, in partnership with the Ircam Forum and McGill University. As innovations multiply in the field of sound immersion, the 2021 iX Symposium format will provide an opportunity to interactively explore the new creative possibilities of immersive audio technologies.

For this unusual edition, the iX Symposium invites you to experience a new kind of conference in a virtual 3D space: the SATELLITE Hub.

In this interactive environment, Metalab, the SAT's R&D lab, will present its projects and tools for sound immersion. On the program: an acoustic simulation in a virtual reconstruction of an 18th century Paris neighbourhood, and a sound navigation prototype in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. The presentations will be followed by experiments and discussions with the audience.

For the second part of the day, three immersive works and projects selected following an international call for proposals will be presented in experimental walking mode through the virtual space.

This event is jointly organized with the Ircam Forum, in partnership with McGill University, with support from the City of Montreal.


09:30 EST
Presentation of Metalab, SAT research laboratory

09:40 EST
Bretez project, archeology of soundscapes

10:15 EST
6 degrees of freedom navigation in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

11:30 EST
Rendering heterogeneous spatial audio scenes with SATIE

12:15 EST
Real-time auralisation with vaRays

13:30 EST
Presentation of immersive works and selected projects



The iX Symposium, dedicated to the immersive experience, was created by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in 2014 as a platform for discussion, sharing and creation of immersive technologies. An annual international gathering of leading names in immersion, the symposium is a playground to explore the possibilities of new immersive environments: domes, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed realities...

An international community of musical and artistic research, the Ircam Forum brings together creators, teachers, researchers, performers, students and sound professionals. You can discover the latest music applications and take advantage of new sound technologies designed by IRCAM laboratories or other members, interact with the Forum community, a network of professionals of over 20,000 members worldwide.

A new immersive online platform developed by the SAT in collaboration with Mozilla Hubs, SATELLITE is a virtual reality chat room that can be accessed with both a VR headset and a web browser.