As I think about effective ways to spatialize ''Electric Counterpoint'', and more generally, to think about musical spatialization as a compositional element, I remembered a tip from Jonathan Berger. He suggested I read some of Diana Deutsch's work. More specifically, the great musical illusions she discovered. I'll go through some of the demos on her site with an eye to using them in spatialization. Crossing those convergence points to and from illusion are, to me, a very exciting way to use spatialization to enhance musical intent, or perhaps to add a different spin. Additionally, learning about these phenomena in general will enhance my understanding of spatialization's perceptual aspects, with a focus on musical situations.

Scale Illusion

The scale illusion demonstrates our cognitive reorganization of notes so as to "hear" two monophonic phrases ascending and descending by step, whereas the reality is quite different. (Demo; see also the chromatic illusion).

Glissando Illusion

The glissando illusion.