ABSTRACT

If space can be perceived through sound, then recording and playback techniques allow capturing a unique spatial moment for later retrieval. The notion of spectrality as the invisible visible can be used to explain the embodiment of an auditive momentum in a space that is ultimately absent. This empirical study presents the results of five structured interviews in which interviewees are confronted with three binaural spatial recordings to reflect on the perception of dwelling in a spectral space: a space that is not there.

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