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octophonic / ambisonic

thomas voyce

13 january — 4 february 2017

Environmental sound composer Thomas Voyce brings an 8-channel (octophonic) speaker system to Toi Pōneke Gallery for an immersive surround sound listening experience.

Using the ambisonic recording technique developed by Michael Gerzon in the 1970s, Thomas presents a collection of recordings, electroacoustic compositions and collaborative fixed-media works, including recent works created during his PhD research, alongside new recordings to be made as part of his tenure as the first Toi Pōneke/New Zealand School of Music Sound Artist in Residence.

Though Thomas has been working with environmental recordings as a source for composition for more than 20 years, Octophonic/Ambisonic represents his first public installation outside of an electroacoustic studio environment.

Thomas' installations will be part of a larger programme, where invited members of the sonic arts community will create opportunities for the public to experience their work.


Spatialising Wellington - Friday 13 January 5.30pm
SMP Ensemble - Thursday 26 January 7.00pm
Works for Loudspeakers - Sunday 29 January 6.00 - 8.00pm

Earlier Event: 4 December
dance residency 2016 - 2017
Later Event: 10 February
Take that which has passed