Insight: ‘AMAUROSIS’ by FutureSound, visionary spatial sound & its transformative potential, Agata Kik, δημοσίευση στο CLOT Magazine [28/1/2023]
Music being the method to instigate social change while spreading the sound and its skilful employment to search for a better new world, FutureSound advocate.
As a curatorial platform with an aim to share sonic experiences and disseminate sound’s transformative potential, FutureSound reimagine music and inspire sound enthusiasts, including makers, thinkers, healers, artists and scientists globally, to showcase the latest technological innovations and unique insights into working with sound, affecting others with its revolutionary resonance.
The latest event in their ‘The Future is Sound’ series, Amaurosis, was dedicated to exploring spatial distribution of sound, organised in collaboration with professional sound system manufacturer L-Acoustics and presented at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) on the 6th of December 2022.
Founding Partner of FutureSound Jimmy Kyriacou shared with us that not only is spatial audio going to reinvent the way we experience music, but it’s also going to have a huge impact on how most people think about sound. With spatial technology, music can take you to a place you never imagined. We’re at a time in history when music, entertainment and the well-being industries will be totally transformed by the power of sound. Many people ask me, is this a new innovation? No, not really; our ancestors knew these thousands of years ago!
With an overarching theme of The Art of Listening, the event took the form of an experiential and educational evening of expert talks, performative presentations and displays of technology, culminating with a blindfolded experience of a 3D sound work by Junkerry titled Amaurosis. The event was also organised in partnership with OpenLab, founded by electronic music pioneer, composer and DJ Robert Miles.