Aural Spaces

On December 2022, 4DSOUND was invited to take over the Recital Hall of the historic Royal Concertgebouw. World famous for its acoustics, a collaboration with the Concertgebouw is a very logical one; we've been exploring the same phenomena, albeit in slightly different ways.

During the three days of Aural Spaces, audiences were invited for a very different type of listening experience. All the seats were taken out of the hall, leaving room for people to explore space with their ears; walk around, sit, or lie down, and let themselves be moved by spatial sound. We reframed the acoustics of the Recital Hall with a full-scale 4DSOUND system which hosted sold-out world premieres, commissions, listening sessions, a masterclass, and a networking event.

Aural Spaces is a collaborative effort between Concertvrienden, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, FIBER Festival, and 4DSOUND.


Grand River
Maarten Vos
Bodek Janke
Echo Collective
Rakhi Singh
Alyssa Moxley
Edo Van Breemen
Koenraad Ecker
Croatian Amor
Casimir Geelhoed
Salvador Breed
Thomas Ankersmit
Puce mary

Partners and collaborators
FIBER Festival
Royal Concertgebouw
Richard Thomas Foundation
MONOM Studios
Lobe Studio
Bloomline Acoustics
Da Capo Orchestral Audio
NAP Labs

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Provincie Noord-Holland
Het Concertgebouw Fonds

Photography: Veerle Bastiaanse, Sabine van Nistelrooij, Pieter Kers
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