Having posted this a few days ago I revisited in and found some errors in the way it had been mixed, this should be better 🙂
PLEASE ONLY LISTEN ON HEADPHONES DUE TO BINAURAL ENCODING
It was written for the Blinc digital festival in Conwy a place renowned for its castle but also the jackdaws that reside in and around the town.
The work was originally done in quadrophonic surround sound but has been mixed down binaurally which (briefly) takes into account the timing and EQ changes that take place as sound bends around your head to reach each ear, thus arriving at often slightly different times and having often lost slightly different parts of the frequency content.
The work was made with recordings and realised in ProTools, the binaural processing was done with a home made programming patch in the Max 6 environment.
Binaural encoding is a bit of a personalised effect it works really well for some people and less so on others. I’d be pleased to get some feedback.