Peter Batchelor: composer, sound designer

CLUSTER

a proposed 280 channel work | 2020

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CONCEPT | VISION | PROTOTYPE

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PROTOTYPE

The realisation of CLUSTER presents some challenges, particularly in the pursuit of omnidirectional speakers and an elegant means of suspending the array such that each speaker receives a separate channel, while not producing a mess of cables. The prototype involved the building of 64 10cm cubes, with speakers on each face (384 speakers carrying 64 channels). Cables were strung through each cube for (as much as possible) neatness.

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PACE Studio 1, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Presented as part of the Space symposium—"exploring the rich variety of ways in which spatial qualities of music can be controlled and extended using technology"—run by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
4 May 2011

Beyond: White, Phoenix Square, Leicester

Cluster: Prototype Cluster: Prototype

Cluster: Prototype Cluster: Prototype