Abstract

There is interest in our era in the topic of sound spatialization, as evidenced by the writings, compositions, and facilities dedicated to the practice. One frequently expressed goal is to elevate space in importance as a compositional parameter. There are many approaches that make this possible, one of which is to create multichannel compositions for listeners who move physically through the presentation space. This article is an examination of such works. This article will discuss several elements in relation to navigable sonic creations using a variety of case studies, including my 96-channel piece for mobile audiences, First Vision.

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