Re: RE: concerts


Subject: Re: RE: concerts
From: john mcevilly (j.mcevilly@Queens-Belfast.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Jun 03 1999 - 13:09:24 EDT


On Thu, 3 Jun 1999 15:39:14 +0100 Mathew Adkins <m.adkins@hud.ac.uk>
wrote:

>
>
> Kevin
>
>
> > You wrote:
> >
> > Ross Taylor - Tracking (electric guitar and octophonic tape)
> > Paul Wilson - Jaunt (ensemble, live electronics and octophonic tape)
> >
> > Out of interest, what is the speaker configuration? Is the tape ADAT?
> >
> Each of the composers has used a different configuration. Both have
> used the 8 to create a circle rather than a cube around the audience.
> Paul has Left: 1,3,5,7 and Right 2,4,6,8 (a kind of 'main' eight setup)
> While Ross has used a 1 - 8 clockwise setup, using each channel as
> a mono, rather than stereo.
>
> The format is DA-88. At Huddersfield we have both formats, but the
> ADAT only arrived a few months ago, so the DA-88 is still prefered.

Why are both of these difussion set-ups termed 'octophonic' when they
are completely different?

Would it not be more accurate to describe these works as being for
8-track tape.

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john mcevilly



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