Otondo, Felipe


Shaping sounds in York Minster

Proceedings of the Doctoral DRMN Conference, London (2006)

URL: http://www.otondo.net/research/article_DMRN06_OTONDO.pdf

Language(s): English


Site Specific Sound Projection Sound Installation Performance Space(s)


This article describes the process of designing and performing an installation at York Minster taking as a point of departure an existing piece of electroacoustic music. The creation of a soundtrack that would relate to the location is described using an asymmetrical disposition of loudspeakers for a flexible method. Strategies for an integrated spatial and temporal evolution over a 12-channel speaker system in the hall are outlined considering a strategy for the movement of sound in relation to the movement of the audience in the hall. Some conclusions are drawn about the approach used to create the soundtrack from the original piece as well as the method used for the implementation. Finally, some suggestions are outlined for an improved version of the installation which could have a longer duration and could happen outside the context of a concert.

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Otondo, Felipe (2003). Using the convolution to blend brass timbres
Otondo, Felipe (2005). Some Considerations for Spatial Design and Concert Projection with Surround 5.1
Otondo, Felipe (2007). Creating Sonic Spaces: An Interview with Natasha Barrett
Otondo, Felipe (2008). Contemporary trends in the use of space in electroacoustic music