Dr. Jude Brereton in collaboration with Prof. Ambrose Field has started work on the third instalment in the Architexture series. This will continue from Architexture II’s use of augmented reality acoustics to bring a unique and original aspect to performance – changing acoustics.
Architexture III will be composed for a four-voice ensemble and will be listened to at the chosen venue with open-backed headphones, enabling the audience to hear both the live performance from the singers and the virtual acoustic environment from the headphones delivered in high-quality binaural sound. As the piece progresses, the virtual acoustic environment heard over the headphones will change, blending smoothly between spaces of different sizes, materials and shapes. This allows the acoustics to truly be used as a compositional tool, and for each section of the piece to be tailored perfectly to fit the specific acoustic environment currently heard, as well as allowing each acoustic being chosen to fit the piece.