Doctoral Colloquium (Music) | Valérian Fraisse

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 16:30to18:00
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building A-832, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA
Free Admission

The Doctoral Colloquium is open to all.

Doctoral ColloquiumValérian Fraisse, PhD Candidate in Music Technology, McGill and Sorbonne University

Title: Designing Sound for Public Spaces Through Research-Creation Collaborations

Abstract: When designing a sound installation in public spaces, creators consider a wide range of factors related to the site where it will be deployed, as part of the artistic statement. However, anticipating the impact of the sound installation on user experience is difficult in the absence of established methods to inform the design and evaluate the outcomes of such works. Based on three case studies, this talk introduces a research-creation collaboration framework to systematically inform – or eventually drive – the design and evaluation of sound installations in public spaces through four stages: 1) field recordings to capture the pre-existing sound environment; 2) diagnosis of the pre-existing sound environment in relation to public space usage; 3) prototyping the sound installation in laboratory settings prior to its deployment; and 4) evaluation of the sound installation once it is deployed on-site.

Bio: Valérian Fraisse is a PhD Candidate in Music Technology, in international cotutelle between McGill University, Montreal and IRCAM, Paris. He is particularly interested in the study of urban soundscapes and in how to evaluate and inform the design of sound installations in public spaces. He holds a double bachelor in Sciences and Musicology from Sorbonne Université (Paris) and a Master’s degree in Sciences applied to Music from IRCAM (Paris).

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