A 17.4 audio & red light performance. Audio and light conditions gradually dominate surrounding space resulting in a dramatic psychosomatic shift.
17 loudspeakers and 4 subwoofers in dome configuration, LED wall washers, lighting playback controller, audio
Marinos Koutsomichalis, with funding from Elektronmusikstudion EMS, Stockholm SE
Audiorama, Stockholm SE
Marinos Koutsomichalis, Robin McGinley, Marcus Wrangö
Å has been specifically composed for audiorama – The Swedish Center for Spatial Sonorities, Stockholm SE – and makes extensive use of its in-house multichannel reference loudspeaker dome and light set-up. The former comprises a 17.4 reference surround sound system employing three-way Genelec monitor loudspeaker. Taking advantage of this set-up, Å achieves a dramatic shift in space following two distinct trajectories: audio starts from the top loudspeaker only and gradually expands until all loudspeakers contribute to a omni-present soundfield while a series of light fixtures gradually fade from an ominous red to complete darkness. Å ends with the audience staying in absolute darkness and silence for a few moments.
Performance, Xenakis & Co; Audiorama. Stockholm, SE. (2012)