Don’t Forget the Loudspeaker — A History of Hemispherical Speakers at Princeton , Plus a DIY Guide

Smallwood, Scott and Cook, Perry R. and Trueman, Dan and McIntyre, Lawrence

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper gives a historical overview of the development of alternative sonic display systems at Princeton University; in particular, the design, construction, and use in live performance of a series of spherical and hemispherical speaker systems. We also provide a DIY guide to constructing the latest series of loudspeakers that we are currently using in our research and music making.