"Tacet has been doing some creative things with surround in their classical DVD-A releases. They usually place the players in chamber music one to a speaker, so that with a quintet, for example, you are completely in the middle of the ensemble as though you were one of the performers. Their next step was Moving Real Surround, which as the name suggests involves pan-potting some of the musicians around during the music. (...)
The oboe, second violin and trombone, for example, reside at the left frontal speaker. The percussion moves around as befits the story lines. A new script has been written for both works in which the owl is the storyteller.(...)
There is more movement in the Carnival of the Animals, the most effective for me being the Swan swimming entirely around the listener. An interesting experiment in surround sound for certain. "
John Sunier

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