The Spatial Ensemble

Three PhD candidates will investigate diverse musical instrument resonance to integrate with new sound spatialisation strategies for public concerts.

Scaling instrumental resonance and morphology for spatialised performance.

Despite the recent proliferation of enabling technologies for spatial sound design, the frequency of innovative public concerts based on these technologies is low. Expanding this cultural practice requires an integrated solution accommodating all stages of creation and production of a spatial sound performance, instrument research, development of a scalable and flexible technology platform for diverse performance venues, and fostering of a research culture in contemporary performers. To fully exploit technology resources for delivering unique concerts, these PhD candidates will investigate diverse musical instrument resonance to integrate with new sound spatialisation strategies for public concerts.

Industry partners include the Elision Ensemble.

Program

RMIT - SIAL Sound Studio - Spatial Ensemble Program

Related project

Construction: Sound and Music

Key people

Project team

  • Lawrence Harvey - Chief investigator
  • David Forrest - Chief investigator
  • Jeffrey Hannam - Researcher
  • Michael Hewes - Postgraduate researcher
  • Richard Haynes - Postgraduate researcher
  • Richard Barrett - Partner investigator
  • Daryl Buckley - Industry partner, Artistic Director Elision Ensemble
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