Real-time Sound Source Spatialization as Used in Challenging Bodies: Implementation and Performance

Nixdorf, Joshua J. and Gerhard, David

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we will report on the use of real-time soundspatialization in Challenging Bodies, a trans-disciplinaryperformance project at the University of Regina. Usingwell-understood spatialization techniques mapped to a custom interface, a computer system was built that allowedlive spatial control of ten sound signals from on-stage performers. This spatial control added a unique dynamic element to an already ultramodern performance. The systemis described in detail, including the main advantages overexisting spatialization systems: simplicity, usability, customization and scalability