3D sound was an impressive feature of the recent Bjork Digital exhibition at Carriageworks in Sydney Australia, part of the Vivid 2016 festival of light, music and ideas. The exhibition was divided into five unique zones, including a virtual reality room and the visually and aurally immersive Black Lake cinema experience, which utilised the IOSONO Core audio processor. The work was directed by Los Angeles-based fashion and music filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang and was filmed in the highlands of Iceland.
“Bjork has positioned herself at the forefront of virtual reality in music through her vulnicura visual album and there was no better solution than Barco’s IOSONO Core Audio Processor to bring the Black Lake experience to life. We were honoured to work with her team to commission the system and co-mix the 3D audio track with Bjork’s sound designer, Marco Perry” said Des O’Neill, spatial audio specialist and General Manager of Sounds & Motion.
“Originally mixed in London at our Immersive Audio Ltd production studios using our IOSONO Core system, we were ready and easily able to translate the piece in Sydney to the Black Lake installation system created with Des O’Neill and an excellent tech crew. With a cutting edge installation featuring two parallel wide angled screens playing the visceral footage of Black Lake, using this immersive audio system enabled Bjork’s vocal choreography to draw the audience into the experience moving their attention around the room” said Marco Perry, Immersive Audio specialist for Bjork.