Peter Batchelor: composer, sound designer

Cascade

for 256 channel flat panel speaker array | 2018+

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CONCEPT | DOCUMENTATION | DEVELOPMENT

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CONCEPT

Cascade presents a flat-panel array of multiple loudspeakers suspended above a listening space. The number of speakers is flexible, dependent upon available space and resource, but potentially very large numbers and expandability are accommodated by the use of affordable technologies—networked Raspberry Pi computers and cheap multichannel gaming interfaces. Aside from exploring the technical and aesthetic challenges inherent in managing such volumes of loudspeakers with a view to creating a coherent spatial sound environment, the installation seeks, through a series of short compositions, to consider the deployment of acousmatic compositional materials and strategies across the geometric speaker arrangement—an goal in common with other installations in the GRIDs series.

 

Cascade Diagram