The collaborative project Klang-Raum-Skulptur (Sonic Sculptures) enables an intimate social listening space in which listeners are connected through a common experience of immersive sound. The audio-visual installation is at its core an extremely powerful spatial intervention: It reorganizes sonic, social and physical space. As you enter the installation through a small hole you find yourself in a cozy and audio-visual designed room. With the help of a hidden camera the audience's movements trigger patterns on a firmament of 256 independent LED`s. The inside wakes ritualistic associations of sweat lodges, caves or the night sky. Within the installation the listener can experience sound in a spatial continuum. Utilizing an ambisonics sound system, sound can move infinitely far away or come intimately close: it moves around, as well as above or right through you. Led by your ears, you’re encouraged to explore your inner and outer space in which sound appears as a physical entity.
The installation was premiered at Spektrum Berlin on the 22nd of September as part of the festival "Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik". It was initiated by Paul Mede who developed the initial spatial concept. Attracted by the sculpture’s ideal form for the use of Ambisonics sound spatialization, Sven König (sCrAmBled?HaCkZ!), joined the project and installed the Ambisonics system inside the dome. For the installation the composers Frank Bretschneider, Julius Holtz, Marisol Jimenez and Richard Scott create 3-dimensional sound pieces.