Sound Unwrapped immerses in d&b Soundscape
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
ex-easter-island-head-performing-at-kings-place-c-viktor-erik-emanuel-kings-placeEx-Easter Island Head performing at Kings Place (photo: Viktor Erik Emanuel)
UK - Kings Place has revealed the second wave of events for Sound Unwrapped, a year-long series which will take a deep dive into innovative sound art, spatialised listening and immersive sonic events. Featuring artists from across a multiple of genres.
A partnership with d&b audiotechnik will see Kings Place install a d&b Soundscape in its flexible Hall Two space. d&b Soundscape is an alternative to the traditional left and right stereo system, using 19 loudspeakers in the round to open a plethora of creative possibilities for artists to diffuse their music. Audiences can trial the d&b Soundscape system in Moonbathing, a 45-minute immersive sound experience featuring new spatial mixes from Oliver Coates, Rival Consoles, Gruff Rhys and more [19, 20 January & 2 February].
Artist in Residence Hannah Peel will kick off her residency with a live premiere of her pioneering Mercury Music Prize shortlisted album Fir WaveNight Tracks, Hannah will also be curating a special multi-space event at Kings Place in October 2023.
Space Afrika present a fully scored version of their celebrated album Honest Labour (28 February). Later in the series audiences can enjoy a Space Afrika curation as well as a fully-spatialised show on d&b Soundscape. The duo is at the forefront of the electronic music scene with their open, collagist approach to composition and will be working with a wide array of guests for their projects at Kings Place.
In addition to the Artists in Residence concerts, Sound Unwrapped features artists from a wide range of genres.
Kicking off the series in Hall Two using the d&b Soundscape system, Liam Byrne will present an enchanting programme for viola da gamba and electronics, featuring works from his debut album Concrete (20 January).

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