For the final project of Fernando Lopez-Lezcano’s class, Sound in Space, I composed Dodecahedron, an acousmatic piece in 3rd order ambisonics, performed at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall over the CCRMA GRAIL sound system.

The musical material is mostly comprised of a sound mass, spatialized in a sphere around the listener. In that sense it continues the artistic vision of Hit’abkhut, taken further in certain aspects.

A short overview of the piece and sound file for 3rd order ambisonics reproduction can be found here:

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/wiki/Dodecahedron

A binaural reproduction, for listening over headphones, can be heard here:

This version is limited in spatial fidelity. (A binaural render, using an arbitrary HRTF, with an assumption of a static orientation of the listener’s head.)

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