Espaces cachés

Jonty Harrison

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 13:54
  • Instrumentation: 30-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Maison des arts sonores
  • ISWC: T9179176206


ISRC CAD501610024

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

A variety of spaces, places, scenes and vistas (which we may or may not have experienced, but which we somehow recognise) is evoked through sound alone, animated in the 30-track original by a multichannel sound system. Sounds reach us as they would in everyday life, as if we were ‘there’: from multiple locations in different positions and at different heights and distances. In this sense we are closer to reality; but even the bounds of reality can be stretched by the agencies of motion and memory — unreality, surreality and hyper-reality are but steps along the route that can be taken by the imagination…


Espaces cachés was realized in 2014 at the composer’s studio in Birmingham (England, UK) and premiered on June 7, 2014 during the Klang! électroacoustique 2014 festival in Montpellier (France). The piece was commissioned by Maison des arts sonores (Montpellier, France). Thanks to Julien Guillamat.


  • June 7, 2014, Klang! électroacoustique 2014: Concert 3, La Chapelle Gely, Montpellier (Hérault, France)


About this recording

The present stereophonic Ambisonic UHJ Encoded recording was produced and mastered by Joseph Anderson in February and March 2016 at the Sound Lab of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington in Seattle (WA, USA) using the Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK). Thanks to DXARTS for its support.