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Vocem

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherApple Music
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Abstract

Vocem is a musical composition for publication by Apple Music (April 2018) which explores a new concept of hyper-immersive music. Immersive sound is with us all the time as our ears receive sound from multiple sources and directions. Immersive music is experienced through multi-speaker systems such as surround sound and Dolby Atmos systems: ‘Immersion creates a new mode of perception and embodiment incorporating a history of listening and cultural memory.’ (M. Droumeva 2005). Vocem takes this forward through a combination of extreme saturation of the sound spectrum (high to low frequencies) and extreme spatialisation within a stereo field, with sounds arising from many more sources and directions than natural human listening would typically detect – a hyper-immersive experience.

Ideally, Vocem should be experienced through stereo headphones, though it is also designed to recreate a hyper-immersive experience through stereo speakers (with adequate separation).


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