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Open call: Amoenus, immersive sound research & development

Text by CLOT Magazine

Amoenus is a non-profit art organisation that facilitates, educates, curates, and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound. Incepted and directed by Christian Duka, the organisation supports the development of artforms that blur the boundaries between artists and audiences, where the space used for artistic expression coincides with the space used to witness it and aims to introduce a change in the way in which art is consumed today: departing from the traditional one-sided mode of artistic consumption, it welcomes its audience in the middle of creative expression.

After the series of immersive artistic experiences at Aures London in 2019, Amoenus transformed into a non-profit art organisation and has received support from Arts Council England to further consolidate its independence and vision. In November, Amoenus will restart this new direction with an open call to artists, a series of 3D Audio R&Ds and two public showcases.

This will happen on the new custom-built 17-speaker spatial sound system, temporarily installed at IKLECTIK creative space. For this very own 13.4 audiophiles immersive sound system,  each speaker is being built according to the highest standards of making using high-end coaxial transducers (powered by B&C). The software uses novel interaction and control techniques and Ambisonics technology to create a 3D sound field through speakers or in binaural (through headphones). 

The open call is available to proposals for one of the R&Ds slots to artists interested to explore 3D audio in their practice – applications are now open for two weeks. More info and applications here.

(Media courtesy of Amoenus)
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