S3DAPC Call open

The 3D audio competition for students is open again! The submission phase runs until the end of June. We ask for numerous submissions. Institutions that have a 3D monitoring system : We are still looking for venues for live breakout locations for the final at the beginning of November! Read the original invitation from Graz here:

Dear Colleagues and friends,

We happily announce the call for Europe's Eighth Student 3D Audio Production Competition S3DAPC, and IEM Graz will host the event in cooperation with VDT (German tonmeisters) and sounding future via live internet stream, globally distributed academic live breakout venues, to award, honour, and present the final ranks of the finalists in a public ceremony around the beginning of November, complemented by on-demand browser playback via Cat3DA (listen to last year's finalists).

Also this year, the Austrian ORF Ö1 radio station and its contemporary music festival ORF musikprotokoll will be our partners to host a pre-final public presentation (Oct. 3th, 2024) of the category 1 finalists at Dom im Berg, Graz.

We encourage all students who deal with spatial music, spatial recording, or who are interested in spatial-ized sound to participate by submitting short works to the Eighth Student 3D Audio Production Competition for one of the three categories:

  1. contemporary / computer music (11min),
  2. audio drama / documentary / soundscapes (4min),
  3. music recording / studio production (4min).

The format requirements for preparing a submission and exemplary tools to check are given here and of course if there are questions.

The submission portal is open until June 30th 2024.

An international jury will assess the submissions concerning the creative and technical quality, providing feedback to all the participants of the competition. Based on the resulting ranking, the finalists will be selected for presentation at our (virtual) award ceremony in November 2024. Moreover, finalist works for category (1) will be presented at musikprotokoll festival of the Austrian contemporary/classic radio program (ORF OE1) on October 3th, 2024. The finalists will be notified and requested to (virtually) attend the meeting to receive their award, the jury’s comments, and say a few words about their submissions.

The nominated submissions will be made available via the Cat3DA player at tonmeister.org for head-tracked binaural playback on demand, and we will air a live video stream of the S3DAPC finals over the internet. The S3DAPC finals with the awards ceremony will be the platform to present and celebrate the nominees and their submissions.

We encourage institutions with loudspeaker facilities and space for this celebration to organize live breakout sessions. These are connected via stereo live stream for the speech parts of the event, but local listeners enjoy 5th-order playback of the submissions on loudspeakers.

Best regards,

Matthias Franz

Franz Zotter