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.
Edo Van Breemen
Partners and collaborators: Concertvriende, FIBER Festival, Royal Concertgebou, Richard Thomas Foundation, MONOM Studio, Lobe Studio, Bloomline Acoustic, Da Capo Orchestral Audio, NAP Labs
Funds: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfond, Provincie Noord-Holland, Het Concertgebouw Fond, Fonds21, AFK, Stimuleringsfonds
Photography: Veerle Bastiaanse, Sabine van Nistelrooij, Pieter Kers
Video: Jesse Kroon & Michel Mölder