As an engineer at Zylia, Patricio focuses on research and development of spatial audio technologies. His diverse background includes sound design for research, music composition, and various forms of media, and he has taught both theoretical and practical classes on acoustics, psychoacoustics, standard equipment, audio recording, processing, and mixing. Patricio earned a doctorate — with a focus on sonic arts — from Queen’s University Belfast in the U.K. and a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the Universidade Federal do Parana in Brazil.
During his workshop for the International Music Education Summit, Patricio will focus on how modern 360-degree audio recording can provide students and musicians with an array of new capabilities in capturing and understanding music and entire soundscapes. He will explore the technology behind working with 3D audio and explain the practical aspects of working with current recording devices and formats, including Ambisonics (full-sphere surround sound).
“I find the field of 3D sound fascinating, and I look forward to sharing knowledge based on research, experimentation, and teaching in the field of spatial audio technology,” said Patricio. “The online format of the summit expands the availability of workshops to educators everywhere, and I’m excited about being part of this year’s conference.”