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Otondo, Felipe

Shaping sounds in York Minster


Proceedings of the Doctoral DRMN Conference, London (2006)

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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Monday 15 December 2008, by Rob Weale