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Impia Tortorum

Acousmatic work for 48 speakers.

Impia Tortorum is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story¬†The pit and the pendulum.¬†It is a sonic narrative of the main character’s experience as described by Poe’s tale.

This piece was specifically composed for the Sonic Lab at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. The recording is a binaural rendering of the multichannel piece which uses spatial techniques to render the work in a 360 degree space around the listener.