Kernel Expansion: a three-dimensional ambisonics composition addressing connected technical, practical and aesthetical issues
Practical and accurate application of ambisonics spatialisation presents a challenge. A working method needs to support sound design or compositional ideas in terms of space, spectral morphology and sound identity, and function technically in extremely diverse playback conditions with the minimum of information loss. A solution combining different encoding and decoding techniques is explored in the composition Kernel Expansion. This paper presents how technical, practical and aesthetical issues are connected in the work.