Subject: RE: Octophonic first
From: Mathew Adkins (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 09:50:42 EDT
I'm not sure what the arrangement of the speakers was, but isn't
Earle Brown's Octet of 1952 for 8 channel playback.
> From: Larry Austin
> Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 15.22
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> Subject: Octophonic first
> Dear friends and students of tape music:
> A leading question--win a prize (er, my thanks)!
> What was the first octophonic tape piece?
> I define "octophonic" as 8 channels of pre-recorded
> sound to be performed with 8 (or a multiple of 8) speakers
> placed strategically about/around the audience, so that
> an octophonic, spatial sound texture is intended/perceived.
> Please give a complete citation with your answer, including
> the name of the piece, its composer(s), date of composition,
> date and place of first octophonic performance, and technical
> data, if known.
> Octophony forever!
> Larry Austin
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