Antti Kuusinen

Antti Kuusinen · Mon, 04.01.2016

Our paper titled “On studying auditory distance perception in concert halls with multichannel auralizations” was accepted to the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, which was held in Trondheim, Norway. I travelled there to present this study, which is a part of my PhD work.

Overall, the conference included a diverse range of different fields and application areas related to digital audio. Keynotes of DAFx ranged from novel musical applications to instrument modelling and ambisonics and spatial audio. I did notice that the Spatial Decomposition Method, developed by my colleagues in Aalto, is getting interest also in this conference. Besides few papers that were directly related to my work, the most interesting presentations were of physical modelling of instruments. There were quite a many familiar faces in the conference, but I did also get to meet new ones. The conference was in general very relaxed, and the social program well thought, including some interesting musical performances where new technology is put to - more or less - good use.

The city is picturesque with a river flowing through it, an old medieval Cathedral and architecture coupled with areas of colourful wooden houses. It is also an old university town and the conference was held in the university buildings at the top of a hill. Picture is taken from the university.
All in all, it was a successful trip, thanks HICT for the support!