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Re: Loopers-Delight-d Digest V04 #505

At 1:46 PM -0800 12/2/04, Tim Nelson wrote:
>--- a k butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>in response to Richard Zvonar's assertion that:
>>  >The most obvious application is in multichannel
>>  surround, where the flocking is spatial.
>>  not obvious if you don't have 6(or more) speakers
>I caught Dr. Zvonar's piece "Fricket" at the Ought-1
>festival three years ago; he had the sounds of frogs
>and crickets in octophonic (I think it was) surround!

That was indeed 8-channel, with the speakers in an equally-spaced 
octagonal configuration. I made the piece specifically for that 
situation - it was inspired by  Larry Austin's restoration of Cage's 
"Williams Mix" (the first 8-channel piece) and by Larry's own 
"Williams [re]Mix[ed]."  It was fun to present all three pieces 
back-to-back, with Larry and I telling the stories of the pieces' 

"Frikkit!" was made in a fairly simple manner, with no dynamic 
spatialization at all. I used unaltered cricket and frog sounds and 
arranged them statically in space. Any movement that was perceived 
was either inherent in the source recordings or was a result of the 
"call and response" between sounds in different channels.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202