+++ 20th anniversary of Red Bull Music Academy to feature custombuilt
largescale 4DSOUND array in Saal 1 of the Funkhaus +++ Ambitious new
works from artists including Oneohtrix Point Never, Jlin and more +++
September 8 to October 12 +++
MONOM is proud to present a landmark presentation at the Funkhaus, Berlin, with partners 4DSOUND and Red Bull Music: The Symphonic Sound System.
One of the largest spatial sound systems in the world, the Symphonic Sound System harnesses the pristine acoustics of Saal 1, the legendary orchestral recording hall within Funkhaus Berlin. The floating array of 100 omnidirectional speakers, custom designed and powered by 4DSOUND, envelops both artist and audience in rich spatial detail, inviting exploration of new symphonic territories within the walls of the storied venue.
As part of the Red Bull Music Festival Berlin, various composers and producers present ambitious works using 4DSOUND’s spatial synthesis and flexible control platform. Iconoclast Oneohtrix Point Never will present a sitespecific version of his fourpart dystopian digital concertscape MYRIAD, which was first premiered at Red Bull Music Festival NYC. Together with a full live touring ensemble, special guests and visual collaborators, OPN will use the unique sonic environment in Saal 1 to explore disorienting forms at the intersection of theater, installation art and musical performance. Acclaimed Indianabased Planet Mu artist Jlin, who layers the rhythmic drums of Chicago footwork with shadowy textures and timeshifting effects, will also perform, recontextualising her signature sound design into an inhabitable sonic world.
Over the past few months, MONOM have been producing a piece to be presented on the Symphonic Sound System.
The installation, entitled IMMANENCE, will take symphonic form and explore the theory that the divine manifests itself in the material world by physically and musically expressing the extreme dynamics of natural phenomena.
The piece will contain music and sound design contributions from a selection of artists that have partaken in MONOMs residency program over the last 12 months, as well as some new friends.
This specially produced piece will be presented as a prelude to each live show in 4DSOUND.
‘The [4DSOUND] system is going to change music as much as the birth of amplification.’ FACT Magazine
‘Maybe it can change the way we produce and consume sound completely’ - Felix K.
Performances in 4DSOUND:
Further artists to be announced
Building on ten years of research, development and experimentation in spatial sound technology, 4DSOUND opens up new possibilities to create, perform and experience sound. 4DSOUND is a fully omnidirectional environment where the listener can experience sound in an unlimited spatial continuum. Sound can move infinitely far away or come intimately close: it moves around, as well as above, beneath, in between or right through you. Led by your ears, you’re encouraged to explore the space. You can move between blocks of sound, touch lines of sound and walk through walls of sound.
MONOM is an experimental performance venue and spatial sound studio located at the historic Funkhaus Berlin, housing a oneofakind spatial sound system designed and built by 4DSOUND. MONOM commissions artist residencies and public performances exploring spatial sound as an expressive medium through the use of 4DSOUND’s software and hardware.
Red Bull Music
Red Bull Music unites 20 years of initiatives in music. It is a program that celebrates music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it. With multiple festivals, music education workshops, collaborations with artists and thousands of initiatives, Red Bull Music supports artists and local music communities around the world.