Zvonar, Richard

2004

A History of Spatial Music

eContact!, vol. 7, no. 4. Montréal: CEC.

URL: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/Multichannel/spatial_music.html

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Spatialisation Loudspeaker Orchestra Quadraphonic Electroacoustic Music Multimedia Sound Installation

Abstract:

From Renaissance Antiphony to electroacoustic sound installation, the author writes a history of space in music. He presents the techniques and their musical use in five parts: historical antecedents, the loudspeaker orchestra in electroacoustic concerts, multimedia environments and sound installations, interactive environmental sound installations by David Tudor, spatial techniques in electroacoustic studio and multi-channel spatialisations.