Re: Octophonic first


Subject: Re: Octophonic first
From: KEVIN AUSTIN (KAUSTIN@vax2.concordia.ca)
Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 07:11:36 EDT


Many thanks Larry ...

>Bingo!! Yes, "Octet" was composed in 1952-53 for eight mono
>tapes to be played back on eight mono tape machines to eight
>speakers surrounding the audience.

>> > What was the first octophonic tape piece?

And just curious ...

Would anyone know the date of the first octophonic piece that was
recorded (and played back) using one eight-channel tape?

(Ampex and Scully had 1" eight-channel machines by the late 60s [?].)

Best

Kevin
kaustin@vax2.concordia.ca



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