A Fully Immersive 3D Audio Installation

Drift- John Wills

24th MARCH - 31st MARCH 2018

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Station Road
Birnam, Perth and Kinross, PH8 0DS, Scotland
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A Fully Immersive 3D Audio Installation

‘DRIFT’ is an audio installation using a technique called Ambisonics: in addition to the horizontal plane, sound comes from above and below, putting the listener in a virtually real, immersive, 360° degree environment.

The audio has been recorded with a special, four capsule, microphone, capturing the sounds of wildlife and the natural environments of Perthshire and The Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Human ambiences, such as distant traffic, light aircraft or the wind in the wires subliminally change the way the listener perceives their new surroundings.

The soundscape slowly morphs, changing from the familiar to unknown or impossible environments. Each experience of Drift is a new sonic adventure.

John Wills has been a musician and sound engineer using field recordings for over twenty years. In 2017 he collaborated with BAFTA winning, BBC sound recordist, Chris Watson (Blue Planet/Life of Birds) on a 40-minute piece called ‘The Turn of the Tides’, recorded in various locations in Orkney. It was reproduced over eight loudspeakers at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall as part of the Sound and Music Festival July 2017.  More information here >>>

This Event is part of the wider Platform 2018 Festival

Platform (24-31 March 2018) is a contemporary art festival celebrating the best of Perth & Kinross’s artists, makers and creative industries.  In this second year, Platform will give you a week of exhibitions, performance, music, talks and workshops to choose from in over 18 venues across Perth & Kinross.

Platform encourages artists and audiences to push their creative boundaries through collaboration, participation and trying something different.