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Empty Room at National Museum of Singapor.

Empty Room from Lebanon to Singapor

Not much time left since a year and a half for blogging. Empty Room and all the research going along went on a fast pace and it still is going this way. We are very happy and proud to have made major improvements to the project wich runs now on a really full 3D ambisonic + Binaural techniques. We also went from Oculus DK2 to HTC Vive upgrading in quality and rendering, thus improving the overall quality of perception.
For more in depht details concerning the projetc please read this article : The Empty Room project and the following scientific publication : Empty Room, how to compose and spatialize electroacoustic music in VR in ambisonic and binaural also referenced referenced in HAL The International Journal of Virtual Reality.
Our journey went trough : Happy Cube Day at the CUBE d’Issy les Moulineaux, Beyrout Le Cube “The french digital artspace” exhibition, colloque Stéréoscopie at Louis Lumière, FISM 2016 (Forum International du Son Multicanal), Edesta Paris 8, Festival Virtuality 2017, VRIC Laval Virtual 2017, Imagina Sciences Annecy 2017, National Museum of Singapor Digimuse VR showcase 2017.

To be continued …

Top picture : Empty Room at National Museum of Singapor.

Empty Room takes it all, save the dates in June

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Empty Room is a beautiful 3D sound project i run since two years now – in collab with the french Spatial Media Lab in Paris and now with Le Cube center of digital arts of Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Come over and immerse yourself in  a virtual 3D environment, all made of sounds with an incredible sense of space.  Empty Room is an electroacoustic composition, entirely spatialised trough my virtual acousmonium directly embedded in the 3D scene, with a subtle sound design made on a dedicated analog modular system.

Save the dates :

– 1,2,3 June 2016  – Fabrique Numérique de la Biennale Internationale des Arts Numérique d’Enghien-les-Bains, Bains Numériques#9

– 6 June  AES Convention  – 14h45/15h30 Room 352A – tutorial : Creating a virtual acousmonium in Unity 5.

–  9,10,11,12 June 2016 – Futur en Seine, Carreau du Temple, Paris.

You can vote here  :


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Empty Room acousmonium 64 voies

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2015 Big times

Last year some great moments occurs i didn’t have the time to report before, because the Empty Room project takes it all ! Here they are at least.


QWARTZ #10- 10th June 2015 – I was member of the jury for the Max Mathew prize and played a set for headphones made with Mutables Instruments Clouds an Elements created by Olivier Gillet, one of the nominees.

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A nice picture from me made by Nina Kardec when i was performing for the Modularsquare Synth Battle in Paris 11 july 2015 at the Gaité Lyrique.

July 2015- Below, second visit at CNSMD in Paris – meeting the Transpan team ! The Transaural panning system presented to me by  Jean-Marc Lyzwa and Jean-Christophe Meissonnier. Elevation perception at the finest level.

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September 2015 -In the jury again with the Festival du Film d’Animation de Paris for the best music score. Below with Tiziana de Carolis, Sylvie Dimet, Yan Vosly and myself.

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22 November 2015 – after the terrorist attack, a nice freezing Headphone listening afternoon organized by Jules Wysocki at the 104 in Paris, with my track “i’m safe”.

Below 12 December 2015 – launch of the Polyphones women composer network in Paris with workshop, conferences, concert and jamming.

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With Gael Segalen starting my workshop (Photo Marie Lisel)

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Showing the content of my modular case to Christine Groult (right) and the audience, (Photo Marie Lisel).

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The conference brilliantly conducted by Valerie Vivancos and Gael Segalen, on screen we got Cat Hope from Australia and Liz Dobson from England (Photo Marie Lisel). Nice people, beautiful energy, this has to be continued for sure.


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I finished the year with the T Gallery on the  Digitaliiis website, go and play online with my abstract tracks and samples !




This Week end BEYOND is at FAN Festival

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BEYOND don’t stare into bitmaps


BEYOND don’t stare into bitmaps is a visual and sonic installation, in tribute to Neal Stevenson’s  Snow Crash hero, Hiro Protagonist, “Last of the freelance hackers  and Greatest swordfighter in the world.”. The installation is build like a virtual 3D shaft you can stare inside and from where you can interact with Hiro, or not …  it’s all depending on his mood. When the interactions become too overwhelming, Hiro dissapear, exploding in thousands of particles disseminated into the void of the shaft. In addition to the 3D visual device there is large quadriphonic +1 sound surrounding coupled with a much more close in for the 2+1 shaft monitoring.

BEYOND don’t stare into bitmaps was present at the last NUIT BLANCHE in Paris in October 2014.

BEYOND don’t stare into bitmap crew

Conception, Laura Mannelli and Frederick Thompson
Immersiv soundscape and music Christine Webster. 
Scripting Marc Freymuth. 





Synthesis Vol. 1 Urban Arts Berlin


We are part of this must have compilation curated by Urban Arts Berlin with the title IRE

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Synthesis Vol. 1

A compilation of sound works by women from Vietnam, China, South Africa, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Europe and the US working professionally in the sonic field.

For detailed information about the female composer just click in the specific track on the bandcamp page. There you will find bio and links.

Please feel free to have a listen, to share the album, to write a music review and/or play it at your radio station giving all the credits needed.

The 10 Euro donation will make possible a print release in tape format of a special selection of works (we got too many submissions for a normal print release) which will promote the whole album in the print collectors scene.

Urban Arts Berlin thanks all the women who collaborated sending gold.

Listen to the whole album here:

Transgendering Sounds album release on Bandcamp

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Smashed Oysters and Transgendered Sounds are two original tracks performed in 2006 and 2007, respectively for the Placard Headphone Festival #9 in Belleville (Paris) and for the Placard Headphone Festival #10 at the manufacture de Sèvres. As usual these are are long tracks for long time and deep listening … sound wandering for the ears.
released 20 April 2014
All titles produced and composed by Christine Webster
Cover illustration : Red Dito