Douglas B. Holmes

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Douglas Holmes (Doctorate of Music in composition with a specialty computer music and minor in multimedia)

Virtualized sound space: engineering, realization, and delivery concerns

Current Projects:  Binaural Mixer, and head position tracking



Influences:  my obsession with sound

Engineered sound and space:

Immersive sound:

Encoding the listener perspective (engineered focal point): current approaches to immersive sound encoding

Head-Related Transfer Function and binaural encoding (rendered sound, relative to head position)

Encoding for delivery:






Absolute Music: is music for music’s sake.  Examples Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 (1877).
Programmatic Music: instrumental music with extra-musical narrative.  Examples Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” (1725) and Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique” (1830).