Audiophiles take note. Berlin is on the cusp of opening a state of the art experimental performance venue and spatial sound studio. It is housed in Funkhaus, powered by the revolutionary 4DSOUND system and is called MONOM.
It has taken organisers almost a year to make ready for public domain. This one of a kind instrument immerses up to 400 people inside 48 omnidirectional speakers suspended throughout the venue, extending to 9 powerful subs submerged beneath an acoustically transparent floor.
To celebrate the grand opening, two inauguration concerts will take place between 1st and 2nd December with unique performances from Croatian Amor, Helm, Pyur and Thomas Ankersmit aimed to explore the potentials of spatial sound as an expressive medium.
The audience will be enveloped completely within the artwork, enticed as active listeners to explore a shifting sonic landscape made up of dynamic sound arrangements that play with the laws of perception, and entirely subvert them.
From a single syllable floating in the breeze to a hurricane of choirs, from gentle waves of polyphony to lorries of bass that crash through the body of the room, audiences can expect experiences ranging from the most subtle and nuanced to the most intensely visceral, from healing and meditative to thought provoking and radical.