IEM / University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Audio Mostly 2020 in extended realities

15th to 17th September 2020

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Conference Program

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Please note: this program is provisional and may be subject to change prior to commencement of the conference.

Unless otherwise specified, all activities take place at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM), Inffeldgasse 10/III, 8010 Graz.
Consider visiting the Ars Electronica Festival from 9th to 13th September in Linz, as well as the Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) from 8th to 12th September in Vienna.
Consider also visiting the Music Participation Days 2020 including the Waves Festival Vienna 2020.

All times are given in local time in Graz, Austria: Central Europeal Summer Time (CEST) = BST+1 = UTC+2


Broadcast Paper Presentations

All times are given in local time in Graz, Austria:

Central Europeal Summer Time (CEST) = BST+1 = UTC+2



Poster and Demo Session


 Fringe events


Monday 14 September 2020




13:00 – 13:45

How to create interactive virtual acoustic environments in TASCAR?

Joanna Luberadzka, Giso Grimm, Volker Hohmann


14:00 – 14:45

Low delay network audio for remote collaboration in hearing research and music applications

Giso Grimm, Joanna Luberadzka, Hendrik Kayser, Volker Hohmann


9:00 – 17:00

Human-Sound Interaction (HSI) workshop

Balandino Di Donato, Tychonas Michailidis, Alessio Gabriele


Exhibit: Rapid Prototyping of Interactive Audio


17:00 - 18:00

Tour of the exhibition

Josef Gründler, Valerie Quade


Tuesday 15 September 2020


From 9:00

Registration & getting together in virtual rooms


10:00 – 10:15


Katharina Groß-Vogt and the AM’20 Committee


Broadcast I - Perception in VR/AR/MR


10:30 – 11:30

Don’t Extend! Reduce! The Sound Approach to Reality

Mads Walther-Hansen, Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard


Surround Sound Spreads Visual Attention and Increases Cognitive Effort in Immersive Media Reproductions

Catarina Mendonça, Victoria Korshunova


Effect of Various Spatial Auditory Cues on the Perception of Threat in a First-Person Shooter Video Game

Konstantin Semionov, Iain McGregor


Directional Enhancement Of First-Order Ambisonic Room Impulse Responses By The 2+2 Directional Signal Estimator

Lukas Gölles, Franz Zotter


11:45 – 12:45


Chairs: Daniel Hug, Richard Parncutt


Broadcast II – Auralization, Installations & Soundscapes


14:00 – 15:15

Perception of Spatial Data Properties in an Immersive Multi-Layered Auditory Environment

Disha Sardana, Woohun Joo, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Gregory Earle


Fast Synthesis of Perceptually Adequate Room Impulse Responses from Ultrasonic Measurements

Jing Yang, Felix Pfreundtner, Amit Barde, Kurt Heutschi, Gábor Sörös


utruchirp - An Impulse Response Measurement and Auralisation Tool Developed for Artistic Practice

Ludvig Elblaus, Gerhard Eckel


Acoustic Modelling as a Strategy for Composing Site-Specific Music

Ludvig Elblaus, Gerhard Eckel


Deepening Presence: Probing the hidden artefacts of everyday soundscapes

Natasha Barrett


Nature Soundscapes: An Audio Augmented Reality Experience

Mark Lawton, Stuart Cunningham, Ian Convery


15:30 – 16.30


Chair: Raul Masu, Hanns-Holgert Rutz


Posters/Demos I


17:00 – 18:30

On making physical the control of audio plugins: the case of the Retrologue Hardware Synthesizer

Luca Turchet, Samuel Joel Willis, Gustav Andersson, Alberto Gianelli, Michele Benincaso


Teaching Immersive Media at the “Dawn of the New Everything”

Anıl Çamcı


The influence of mood induction by music or a soundscape on presence and emotions in a virtual reality park scenario

Angelika C. Kern, Wolfgang Ellermeier, Lina Jost


PlayShell: A Low-cost, fun Audio Experience for Heritage Centres

Paul Goddard, Benedict R. Gaster


Expergefactor: Sonic Interaction Design for an Alarm Clock App

Andreas Greindl, Patrick Heidegger, Katharina Groß-Vogt, Marian Weger


Inside Beethoven! A Musical Installation for a New Listening Perspective

Axel Berndt, Simon Waloschek, Aristotelis Hadjakos, Joachim Veit


Following the Journey of Scores Through a Complex Musical Work

Adrian Hazzard, Chris Greenhalgh,

Maria Kallionpää


Concert „Extended Realities“



Works by: Peter Ablinger, Marko Ciciliani, Gerhard Eckel & Ludvig Elblaus, Ralf Hoyer, Alisa Kobzar, and Gerhard Nierhaus


Wednesday 16 September 2020


Broadcast III - Design and Composing; Interfaces


9:00 – 10:15

How Do You Sound Design? An Exploratory Investigation of Sound Design Process Visualizations

Daniel Hug


Designing Interactive Sonic Artefacts for Dance Performance: an Ecological Approach

Raul Masu, Nuno N. Correia, Stephan Jurgens, Jochen Feitsch, Teresa Romão


Breaking the workflow: Design Heuristics to Support the Development of Usable Digital Audio Production Tools Framing usability heuristics for contemporary purposes

Sean McGrath


Composing in Spacetime with Rainbows: Spatial Metacomposition in the Real World

Robert Jarvis, Darrin Verhagen


Quantum Synth: a Quantum-Computing-based synthesizer

Omar Costa Hamido, Giovanni Amedeo Cirillo, Edoardo Giusto


10:30 – 11:30


Chair: Marco Ciciliani



Getting together in virtual rooms


Broadcast IV - Sound Synthesis & Interfaces


13:00 – 14:15

ReVoice – A Control Interface for 1D Transmission-Line Analog Vowel Synthesis

Christie Laurent, Dan Overholt


From 8-bit Punk to 8-bit Avant-garde: Designing an Embedded Platform to Control Vintage Sound Chips

Victor Zappi


The Impact of Scaling the Production of a New Interface for Musical Expression on its Design

Kyriakos D. Tsoukalas, Joseph R. Kubalak, Ivica Ico Bukvic


An Auditory Interface for Realtime Brainwave Similarity in Dyads

R. Michael Winters, Stephanie Koziej


Standstill to the ‘beat’: Differences in involuntary movement responses to simple and complex rhythms

Agata Zelechowska, Victor Gonzalez Sanchez, Alexander Refsum Jensenius


14:30 – 15:30


Chair: Nils Mayer-Kahlen, Franz Zotter


Posters/Demos II


15:45 - 17:15

A Study on Spoken Language Identification using Deep Neural Networks

Alexandra Draghici, Jakob Abeßer, Hanna Lukashevich


The Drinking Reminder – Prototype of a smart jar

Katharina Groß-Vogt


Capturing Kinetic Wave Demonstrations for Sound Control

John Granzow, Matias Vilaplana, Anıl Çamcı


Seeking for spectral manipulation of the sound of musical instruments using metamaterials

Carolina Espinoza Oñate, Alonso Arancibia, Gabriel Cartes, Claudio Falcón Beas


Data-Driven Feedback Delay Network Construction for Real-time Virtual Room Acoustics

Justin Shen, Ramani Duraiswami


A Pattern System for Sound Processes

Hanns Holger Rutz


Exploring Polyrhythms, Polymeters, and Polytempi with the Universal Grid Sequencer framework

Samuel J. Hunt


Sounding Feet

Daniel Bisig, Pablo Palacio


Voice-based interface for accessible soundscape composition: composing soundscapes by vocally querying online sounds repositories

Luca Turchet, Alex Zanetti


DEMO: Micadôme

Michel Pascal





Akzeleration (ZEITgezeichnet 1)

Ralf Hoyer


Negative Vinyl – How does the negative of an audio composition sound like?

Heidi Hörsturz


I Dig A Pygmy: Hommage to John Lennon

Paul Lehrmann


Sound Landscape Development 3b: Talking Trees

Natasha Barrett



Tor Halmrast


Tom… Far… Orion… Blue…

Alejandro Albornoz



Mariam Gviniashvili


Les paradoxes d’une shphère tronquée – The paradoxes of a truncated sphere

Michel Pascal, Jean Marc Duchenne



Adam Melzer



Clemens von Reusner


Thursday 17 September 2020


Broadcast V - Sonification & Interfaces


9:00 – 10:30

Was that me? Exploring the Effects of Error in Gestural Digital Musical Instruments

Dom Brown, Chris Nash, Thomas J. Mitchell


Contrasts and similarities between two audio research communities in evaluating auditory artefacts

Mariana Seiça, Licı́nio Roque, Pedro Martins, F. Amı́lcar Cardoso


Sonification of an Exoplanetary Atmosphere

Michael Quinton, Iain McGregor, David Benyon


Sonification Approaches in Sports in the past Decade: A Literature Review

Vincent van Rheden, Thomas Grah, Alexander Meschtscherjakov


That Password Doesn’t Sound Right: Interactive Password Strength Sonification

Otto Hans-Martin Lutz, Jacob Leon Kröger, Manuel Schneiderbauer, Jan Maria Kopankiewicz, Manfred Hauswirth, Thomas Hermann


Towards Molecular Instruments: Interactive Molecular Sonifications of 17-Alanine, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Thomas J. Mitchell, Alex J. Jones, Michael B. O’Connor, Mark D. Wonnacott, David R. Golwacki, Joseph Hyde


10:45 – 11:45


Chairs: Luca Turchet, Stuart Cunningham


12:00 – 13:00

Closing / Open Mic Session



Getting together in virtual rooms