IOSONO 3D sound for river Rhine Romanticum attraction21 June 2013
Historic new tourist attraction, Romanticum, located in Koblenz Germany, opened its doors to the public yesterday (June 20), immersing visitors in 360º IOSONO 3D sound.
By bringing together history, culture and arts the Romanticum takes guests on a historic journey through the Rhine valley – a glacial alpine valley which runs through counties including Germany and Austria – telling about the river and its legends with state-of- the-art sound technology.
The exhibition covers 800sqm and is divided into several areas, letting visitors go on deck of an old steamboat, inspect the salon or discover the storage room. Next to the video displays the visitor experience is rounded off by a special sound concept created by sound scenographer TAUCHER Sound Environments of Berlin.
The goal was to recreate the environment of a boat trip – with seagulls crying in the sky, church bells ringing in the distance or a sudden cloudburst on deck.
“The challenge we faced was to create a spatial and emotional sound concept that goes hand in hand with the visual information the visitors are taking in. With IOSONO’s audio processing and positioning technology we were able to create a detailed and authentic sound space,” commented Aleesa Savtchenko, creative director and CEO of TAUCHER Sound Environments.
IOSONO’s audio processor is rendering playback for the 64 speakers used in the exhibition. All rooms are equipped with ceiling speakers, creating a realistic sound experience. “The Romanticum vividly conveys the region’s culture and history and we’re sure visitors will enjoy the three-dimensional sound trip to the Rhine Valley,” said Olaf Stepputat, CEO of IOSONO. The entire exhibition was conceptualised and realised by Berlin-based creative agency studio klv, and is expected to draw 140,000 visitors. www.iosono-sound.comwww.romanticum.de