Sova Audio's social impact division, Sova Labs, has shared plans for its forthcoming event, 'Sound II Light'.
Taking place across Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25, the two-day occasion will take place at Leyton's creative community space Patchworks.
With a focus on creating and delivering education and cultural activities in sound, Sova Labs has proposed the exhibition of live music designed specifically for the immersive Funktion-One soundsystem plus a workshop, panel discussions and a dedicated audiovisual installation exploring the possiblities that spatial sound has to offer.
Artists performing across the days include experimental musician Nexciya, sound artist mu_tate, DJ Sybil, auratekh, Julian Sartorius, Dan Nicholls and Lou Zon. The A/V installation, available to view across both days, originates from Hannah Brown and Nicole Gordon with rRoxymore providing the sound design.
Day two will see the workshops and panel talks take place. The former will focus on soundmaking with objects and creative live performance within spatial sound, whilst the panel talks will engage in discussions about the situation of spatial audio within contemporary music and arts culture, the potential of the medium, and writing music for an immersive soundsystem.
“Spatial audio allows artists to create works that draw the listener inside the piece," explains Sova Audio co-founder Tzveti Tzerovska. "In this sense, you are not only a passive observer but you become a part of this sonic world as you move and interact with it in space. Speakers become instruments, sculpting the sound, advancing the experience to be as vivid as it is in real life.”
Mixmag recently explored the potential of spatial audio and the concept as a whole, which you can check out here.
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You can get tickets for the two-day event now here. Discounted tickets are available for students, those financially vulnerable and for residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest; email [email protected] to arrange a discounted link.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag's Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter