I’ve just returned from a month-long residency at ZKM the extraordinary centre for media arts and technology in Karlsruhe. I was there to continue my research around exploded sounds, the spatialisation of individual partials, which forms the basis of my installations The Exploded Sound and Significant Birds. I wanted to find ways of using these techniques in a more concert-oriented context. The installations rely on the ability of the listener to move around hearing sounds from different perspectives. My stay at ZKM offered me the opportunity of adapting the techniques to work with their Zirkonium software and 43-speaker sound dome.
I will post a full report shortly.