Mike Wilson's Blog

I was a MA/MST student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics.

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CCRMA's mobile phone concert and musicircus was yesterday!

Many, many awesome things went down.  Music sets, physical
interactions, mobile device applications, and good old-fashioned DJ
jams were just some of the highlights of the evening.

My 256a piece "Let It Ride" was played alongside three other pieces in
the listening room.  And I finally put my music page up, so you can
download it there (it's linked from my main page).  Tell all your

I found it a little amusing that my piece (which is monophonic) was
played along with three highly-spatialized pieces which took full
advantage of the sixteen channels in the listening room.  But it was
also nice to hear it in that space.

Recreating spatial cues is an interesting problem.  There have been a
couple of presentations at the weekly DSP seminar about this.  It
seems that there are two techniques of particular interest in current
research: ambisonics (using a special encoding that can be mapped to
many different numbers of channels and speaker configurations, usually
in a surrounding configuration) and wavefront synthesis (using an
array of speakers from one direction to generate a wavefront).  Both
techniques have theoretical and practical advantages and
disadvantages.  I'd like to play around with making a truly
spatialized piece.  220b or 220c may be a good avenue to do so.

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Disclaimer: the views herein are my own and do not represent the views of Stanford University. All material copyright Michael J. Wilson.