This blog will document the composition, production and recording of a new, large-scale work of spatial music, which will be performed in the front square of Trinity College Dublin in April 2016. Trinity 360 is the working title for this project, which encompasses both the spatial music performance, and the resulting 360 video and audio recording of the concert.
Although I have composed and performed lots of spatial music, opportunities to write and perform such a large scale, site-specific orchestral work don’t come along that often. So I’m hugely grateful for the support of the Trinity Creative initiative in realising this exciting new project, and very much look forward to working with some of the many performing groups associated with Trinity College Dublin such as Trinity Orchestra, Cue Saxophone Quartet, and the Spatial Music Collective, and exploring the sounds of the university campus and the city that surrounds it
Over the next few months, I will be posting about the ongoing composition of this new work, and the technical research we’re conducting here in Trinity on 360 audio and virtual reality. So if you’re interested in orchestral and electroacoustic spatial music, a spectral view of the bells of Trinity’s Campanile, 360 cameras and microphones, or the history of Trinity’s often complex relationship with Dublin city, check back here in the coming weeks.