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Tom Beghin - The Virtual Haydn
Narrator/Keyboards: Beghin, Tom
Playing Time: 01:45:46
Catalogue Number: 8.501203
From McGill University's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (Montreal, Canada) comes a path-breaking project. Performer and musicologist Tom Beghin, Tonmeister and producer Martha de Francisco, and recording engineer Wieslaw Woszczyk apply the VIRTUAL ACOUSTICS for the first time to a recording of this magnitude. In the "Immersive Presence" Laboratory, surrounded by a semi-sphere of 24 loudspeakers, Tom Beghin plays "as if" in the historical room. His sounds are captured, mixed with reverberation responses identical to those of the actual location, and retransmitted almost instantaneously through the sphere, allowingt him to engage "the room" then and there.