Music and Technology Guest Lecture: The How, What and Why of Spatial Music

Friday, April 19, 2013 ( 11:00 am to 12:30 pm )

Location: Morton 201 (Mac Lab)


Lecture: "The How, What and Why of Spatial Music" in HMU 210: Introduction to Electronic Music

By Dr. Enda Bates

Spatial music is an umbrella term which may be used to describe any form of music in which the spatial position of sounds is a composed part of the work. As such, spatial music can mean a lot of different things, from antiphonal call-and-response patterns in renaissance choral music to elaborate electronic works for multiple loudspeakers. This lecture will address this broad subject from historical, technical and artistic perspectives; examining how this music has developed over time, the technical means used to create and perform it, and the artistic and creative impulses which motivate composers to work in this area in the first place. 

Dr. Enda Bates received his Ph.D from Trinity College, Dublin in 2010. Bates' research interests include electroacoustic composition with emphasis on spatial music applications. Bates will be visiting Dr. Richard Graham's, "Introduction to Electronic Music," class on Friday the 19th of April from 11am to 12.40pm. The lecture will take place in the Mac Lab in the Morton building (M201 - second floor) and will focus on spatial music composition, what it is, how it is achieved, and why is it significant within the field of music composition and performance. 

All CAL faculty and students are encouraged to attend the lecture.