The phenomenal rise of periphonic record production: a practice-based, musicological investigation of periphonic recomposition and mix aesthetics for binaural reproduction

Lord, Jocelyne Francesca Corinne (2022) The phenomenal rise of periphonic record production: a practice-based, musicological investigation of periphonic recomposition and mix aesthetics for binaural reproduction. Doctoral thesis, University of West London.

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Abstract

‘The Phenomenal Rise of Periphonic Record Production’ is a practice-based, musicological research project investigating the musicality of a non-front orientated approach to spatial music sound staging, posing the question ‘How can non-front orientated sound stages for music be approached and structured?’
The thesis argues that with integration of periphony (height and surround) there will be a requisite change in the way we actively listen to recorded music, facilitating new approaches to sound staging and record production. Further, in taking an ecological, embodied approach to production, a periphonic sound stage provides more creative agency than that offered through stereophonic or surround sound productions, and that without a visual informing the auditory perception the additional sonic dimensions may be enhanced beyond what current approaches to production can afford.
The topics of study are explored through creative research practice and applied development of contemporary music production technique, drawing upon phenomenological method, and adopting practice as research and critical theory as research paradigms. The study constructs, collates and assesses spatial sound staging and production approaches for binaural encoded 3D audio arrangements and provides a framework for conceptualising and interpreting musical structure and lyrical narrative to spatial sonic schema using a non-front orientated approach to production.
The techniques constructed within the scope of this project address key issues pertaining to periphonic sound staging and production, offering solution through a non-traditional, unique and democratic approach to spatial music production and creative research practice.
The study collates primary research though practice and corroborates this data through focus group sessions that explore the perceived efficacy of the staging constructs and a non-front orientated approach to production.
The work herein has been circulated through oral presentation at a variety of conferences, seminars and workshops over the last 6 years. Most recently, elements of Chapter 6 have been published and can be found in Chapter 13 of ‘Perspectives on Music Production – 3D Audio’ (Lord, 2021). The research presented in this thesis has also received citation in undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD level studies pertaining to spatial music production.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Music > Music/audio technology
Depositing User: Jocelyne Francesca Corinne Lord
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 15:51
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 15:51
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8998

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