Spatialization and computer music

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Lennox, Peter 2011. Spatialization and computer music. The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199792030.013.0013
AuthorsLennox, Peter
Abstract

This article is about the possibility of a new kind of music; computer-managed signal processing offers unprecedented possibilities in the control of sound fields, and the promise of three-dimensional music is on the horizon. A paradigm shift is under way; as technological constraints are rolled back, so must conceptual constraints be reevaluated. Some of these are concerned with what spatiality actually is. This article asks if people had evolved without vision, how they would have ever had developed concepts of perfect forms such as triangles, exact circles, precise shapes, and completely straight lines. Auditory spatial perception tends to suffer in direct comparison with vision, but it may be that spatiality in audition is fundamentally different in several important respects. New musical metaphors can illuminate these, and the control possibilities offered by digital audio are at the forefront of these experiments.

KeywordsMusic; Applied music
Year2011
JournalThe Oxford Handbook of Computer Music
PublisherOxford University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199792030.013.0013
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/348470
hdl:10545/348470
Publication datesApr 2011
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SeriesOxford Handbooks Online
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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