RE: Octophonic first


Subject: RE: Octophonic first
From: Mathew Adkins (m.adkins@hud.ac.uk)
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.

Mathew Adkins
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> From: Larry Austin
> Reply To: cecdiscuss@concordia.ca
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 15.22
> To: m.adkins@hud.ac.uk
> 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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