Speaker Park: An Intersection of loudspeaker design and post-acousmatic composition.
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Speaker Park was an internationally curated project which brought together a custom installation of 24 hand built, sculptural loudspeakers made by Roar Sletteland and Jon Pigott, with two composers, Antti Sakari Saario and Mari Kvien Brunvoll, who took up residencies working with the system. The project was conceived as a critique of standardised commercial high-end loudspeaker systems of the type typically used for the electronic production and reproduction of sound. Setting up a conversation between composer and speaker designer / maker the project served as an investigation into unusual resonant and diverse approaches to loudspeaker design and how they affect the compositional and production processes. The project was premiered at Borealis international festival of Sound Art and Experimental Music which took place between 6th – 10th March 2019 in Bergen, Norway.
Innovation in Music 2019;
Pigott, J. & Saario, A. (2019) 'Speaker Park: An Intersection of loudspeaker design and post-acousmatic composition', Innovation in Music Conference. West London University, December 2019
Paper presented at Innovation in Music Conference 2019, University of West London, London College of Music, 5-7 December
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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Pigott, Jon (2019-03-09)Speaker Park was an internationally curated collaborative event combining the production of a unique, sculptural, multi-loudspeaker installation with two original and bespoke musical compositions. Jon Pigott’s ...