London arts venue Kings Place is launching its Sound Unwrapped season of performances for 2023 in partnership with d&b audiotechnik.
The collaboration will see the venue deploy the d&b Soundscape system to “explore spatial dimensions in live performance and new creative possibilities in sound and space, through the music of innovative, pioneering artists and composers”.
“Even a spotless stereo mix is almost like a still image,” said Gerardo Marrone, audio & recording manager for Kings Place Music Foundation. “It can’t unexpectedly call for your attention from far away or right behind your head, jumping from one side to the other of your body, trespassing your idea of three-dimensional. d&b Soundscape brings a new, immense canvas that artists are called to fill by adapting their existing shows to sound like a completely new experience… and aims to cover every single member of the audience and welcome them into the artists’ world and visions of their craft, from pure sound design to hybrid performances.”
The relationship between d&b audiotechnik and Kings Place goes back several years, as Wayne Powell, artist relations at d&b audiotechnik, explains: “Kings Place has trusted d&b to deliver across all its venues and spaces for a wide range of musical genres, corporate clients, art and AV. Being attentive to the audience experience as well as the programme, this feels like a natural progression for them. We are very positive about what we’ve achieved together with Soundscape and its potential for the Sound Unwrapped series.”
Sound Unwrapped opened on 20th January and runs throughout 2023.