Thesis and software development, 2015


Thinking of music for tridimensional sound reproduction led to imagining a compositional system that contemplates space as one of the main features of acousmatic sound. Other than dynamics, pitch, and texture, this system considers spatial information as a separate aspect of a sound object. The dissertation covered various aspects of spatial sound theory, from perception to the Ambisonics technique. The final presentation showcased software for 3d spatialization in a 3rd order Ambisonic studio, and a composition to demonstrate the software. The study started on a theoretical base of “spatial archetypes” and resulted in the implementation of some original techniques, such as mapping sound features to space parameters or segregation of frequency bands in space.