ISM Hexadome – An Immersive 360° Audiovisual Project

The ISM Hexadome by the Institute for Sound & Music is an immersive 360° audiovisual exhibition fusing art and technology. The project is a showcase of leading technologies merging audiovisual and electronic music. It presents the first step moving forward in building a museum catered to artists in sound, immersive arts, and electronic music culture. “The ISM Hexadome exhibition in Berlin features nine audiovisual performances and installations from international artists, seven works curated by the ISM, with two additional artists curated by Norient, Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture.”

The premiere of the project will be held at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin from March 29th to April 22nd, before touring through Europe and North America. The line-up in order of appearance includes: Brian Eno, Tarik Barri & Thom Yorke, Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst, Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke, Lara Sarkissian & Jemma Woolmore, Ben Frost & MFO, Peter van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken, Howie Lee & Michael Tan, and Pfadfinderei & René Löwe with a combination of installations and live performances.

The showcase consists of visual projection and architectural design by Berlin digital media studio, Pfadfinderei and the ‘Klangdom’ – The Klangdom is formulated by ZKM’s Zirkonium software and Panoramix 3D audio mixing software developed by IRCAM’s STMS Research Lab. It will also include a leading multi-channel speaker configuration created by ZKM| Institute for Music and Acoustics.

The ISM Hexadome will take Immersive art and the way electronic music is presented to the next level. In partners with leading art and culture institutes in Berlin and an advisory board – ranging from Matthew Herbert, Frank Bretschneider, to the interactive art director of Apple, Ina Schöberl, this event is one not to miss for the months of March and April. Advance tickets will be on sale on 20th of February, 2018.

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Yang translates the emotions in electronic music into installation and video art. She believes that Art and Music are the only two languages that have no boundaries. She started digging into electronic music when she first heard Matthew Herbert’s “I Hadn’t Known (I Only Heard)” and was completely mesmerized by its power - she has not stopped since then...

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