An approach to stochastic spatialization — A case of Hot Pocket

Holbrook, Ulf A. S.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Many common and popular sound spatialisation techniques and methods rely on listeners being positioned in a "sweet-spot" for an optimal listening position in a circle of speakers. This paper discusses a stochastic spatialisation method and its first iteration as implemented for the exhibition Hot Pocket at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo in 2017. This method is implemented in Max and offers a matrix-based amplitude panning methodology which can provide a flexible means for the spatialialisation of sounds.