An Evening of Immersive Audio…
Composer Greg Wilder curates an evening of contemporary music from 1 to the 102 speakers that make up the Meyer Sound Constellation at National Sawdust. Featuring seminal works by Frank Zappa and Karlheinz Stockhausen in their original format, the evening explores immersive audio and the creative opportunities it affords in a way that can only experienced first hand in the space itself.
In the past music was created to fit the instruments and spaces at hand. Intimate rooms with low ceilings could be filled with the sound of a single bard celebrating the achievements of warriors while large chapels required groups of voices to slow down and draw out pious praises, holding on to open vowel sounds so the long reverberation times could transform simple melodies into sacred harmonies. Today we can shape our own acoustic spaces and create our own instruments – virtually.
Join us in Brooklyn on June 11th for an experience like no other. Contact National Sawdust for tickets.
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Music in the Constellation: An In-Person Immersive Audio Experience, The Future Is… Festival June 11th, 2022 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY
Well, we did it. We fully maxed out all the addressable channels in Sawdust’s custom Spacemap® system.
So many cables… but after some incredibly helpful support from folks who built this custom system…
The hall sang songs of pure joy. It was glorious!
It seems a wood elf came in the night and installed a 7.1.4 Atmos system in the cabin. Just in time, too. So many multi-channel projects slated for 2022…
Maybe 12 speakers is too many for any one person to handle?