Spatial Sound Composition & Diffusion

This creative practice-based course provides students with the necessary technical and performance-based knowledge and skills for composing, and performing, a multichannel work over a spatial sound diffusion system.

Spatial Sound Composition & Diffusion comprises of lectures, listening based course work and individual studio time, so participants may conduct their own creative endeavours investigating spatial sound experience in ‘sound-only’ contexts such as concerts, digital media, and mixed mode contexts such as surround sound for film and games and other real-world scenarios not mediated by digital media.

With the advent of cost effective technologies for delivery of multi channel audio, the experience of spatial sound is now available via small home based systems, through to large-scale theatres and performance venues. The operation and application of these systems and analysis of associated content – or repertoire – forms a key component of this course.

For information on how to apply to study Spatial Sound Composition & Diffusion, please visit our how to apply page here.


Undergraduate elective course code: PERF2052
Masters elective course code: PERF2053

Lecturer: Jeff Hannam