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Sound vest for dance performance

The importance of spatial design in music has become more noticeable in recent years mostly due to the afford-ability of improved and powerful software and hardware tools. While spatial audio tools are extensively used now-adays in different kinds of musical applications, there are very few examples of mobile sound systems especially conceived for the performing arts. An original sound vest prototype featuring original costume design, a hybrid full-range loudspeaker array and an improved acoustic response was designed and implemented using data gath-ered from anechoic measurements and interviews with performers and audiences. Future developments of the system will consider the implementation of an extended multi-channel platform that will allow the possibility of exploring sonic and spatial relationships generated by several mobile sound sources on stage in connection with a multi-loudspeaker diffusion system.


Felipe Otondo     web site
Institute of Acoustics
Universidad Austral de Chile


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