Temple based Ambisonics?

An interesting use of Ambisonics in a very cool sounding space. Under the name “8 Channel Seance” it’s a variant of performance artists and soundscapes performing in a Masonic temple.

I don’t agree with the “Ambisonics is difficult” stream through the article, but if you’re based in America and you can get there – it sounds like it’s worth the travel!

Info here!

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4 Comments

  1. Posted June 19, 2011 at 16:57 | Permalink

    Thanks for the mention! The event was great fun, and we hope to make it the first in an annual series. We did find it challenging in some regards (we’re all self-taught and have no outside funding or support), but well worth it. The possibilities of the Ambisonic format have opened a lot of ears here…

  2. Posted June 19, 2011 at 18:17 | Permalink

    indeed, thank you for the mention as well.

  3. Posted June 19, 2011 at 18:29 | Permalink

    Also, I’d love to hopefully stay in contact with you Mr. Horsburgh, and really get more in depth about the ease of use of the Ambisonic technology. John and I used it, but he used it considerably more than I did, as I chose, due to the characteristic of my pieces, to use all of the speakers as independent entities, sort of like different ‘voice’ boxes, each with their own syllables. Which is different in a sense, similar result is achieved, but there are fundamental differences as well, as you might already know. But I’m heavily interested in composing more in the Ambisonic format, which is how I initially went about when we started organizing this event.

  4. George Kierstein
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 23:15 | Permalink

    Here’s a review of the event with pictures! I’m excited to get working on next years… http://www.xoavl.com/

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