Mozart Recording for Wave Field Synthesis

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
September 24, 2017

Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra were in residence to record Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Octet in E-Flat Major; K 375. The recording was created specifically for playback on EMPAC’s 500-speaker Wave Field Synthesis Array audio system, in order to precisely spatialize each instrument. This recording was subsequently presented for the first time at Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson’s 2017 Campaign Launch Dinner on the theater stage. In her remarks, President Jackson told the audience, “As you walked across the stage to take your seats, you may have felt as if one of the eight woodwind instruments seemed to be playing right next to you, while music from other instruments seemed farther away—and each in its own location... What you have experienced is a revolution in placing sound in space known as Wave Field Synthesis.” 

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