I was studying the musical theory and an idea came to me - what happens if I play dissonant chords at the same time, but one of them being panned to the extreme left and the other one - to the extreme right?
I tried that in my DAW, setting one piano to play the C chord and the other one to play the Dm chord at the same time. Obviously the sound is very dissonant. Then I panned one piano to the extreme left and the other one - to the extreme right and the dissonance was gone! I heard both C and Dm but they were not in "conflict" any more. The sound is unusual, but there are no beatings and it feels like it's around me (i.e. no defect or penalty from extreme panning when both pianos sound at the same time). And it definitely has a mood to it. I even created a small melody based on this effect..
This fact seems like it belongs to its own area of musical harmony but I cannot find any significant mention of it (aside from some credit from the binaurals establishment but these guys are not really into music).
My question is - is there a known area of musical theory that studies this kind of music? Are there any known musical pieces that employ this kind of "harmony"?