Björk brings 360-degree visuals and 3D audio to Vivid Sydney
AUSTRALIA: During this summer’s Vivid Sydney, the Björk Digital exhibition was staged at Carriageworks. The exhibition displayed a series of music videos based on the tracks from the Icelandic artist’s Vulnicura album in a 360-degrees virtual reality format, as well as showcasing the Black Lake cinema experience. Adding to the ‘immersive experience’ on the audio side, a bespoke 3D sound solution was set up in a collaborative effort between Sounds & Motion and Immersive Pro Audio, powered by an Iosono Core audio processor.
‘We were honored to work with her team to commission the system and co-mix the 3D audio track with Björk’s sound designer, Marco Perry,’ said Des O’Neill, spatial audio specialist and general manager of Sounds & Motion. ‘With her Vulnicura album, Björk combined virtual reality with music and Barco’s Iosono Core audio processor truly brought the Black Lake to life.’
‘Originally mixed on the Isosono Core system at our London Immersive Audio Ltd studios, it was easy to translate the piece in Sydney to the Black Lake installation, together with Des O’Neill and an expert technical crew,’ added Mr Perry, who also serves as immersive audio specialist for Björk. ‘The cutting-edge Black Lake installation featured two parallel wide-angled screens that played the visceral footage, and an immersive audio system that drew audiences into Björk’s vocal choreography by moving their attention around the room.’