Metric Halo's metering software, SpectraFoo, was recently featured in "A Gift of Sound," an exhibit of music by composer David Moulton. The exhibition featured Moulton's original minimalist compositions
Just a Prelude
Canon in Descent
September 11, 2001
. The collection of virtual sound sculptures was augmented by giant Spectragram printouts displaying the spectral response of the music as recorded by the Metric Halo software.
"A Gift of Sound" is part of a long-term project that will culminate in "A Book of Musical Hours - A Gift of Time," which is based on the medieval book of prayers for eight different times during the day. This music utilizes an array of six revolutionary high-end loudspeakers designed by Manny LaCarrubba, based on Moulton's acoustical principals, which envelop the listener with an expansive three-dimensional space not available with conventional speakers. Mr. Moulton has spent over 20 years developing these speakers and has collaborated with Sausalito Audio Works to create the patented acoustic lenses that improve the high-frequency dispersion of loudspeakers.
"A Gift of Sound" ran from January 9 through February 10, 2002, at the Chapel Gallery in Newton, Massachusetts. The exhibition was presented by the Boston Sculptors Collaborative. More information about the work of Mr. Moulton can be found online at http://moultonlabs.com. Photos of the installation and the Spectragrams can be viewed at http://mhlabs.com/features/gift.html.