4DSOUND is a collective exploring spatial sound as a medium. Since 2007, it has developed an integrated hardware and software system that provides a fully omnidirectional sound environment.
4DSOUND’s portfolio of projects ranges from electronic music showcases to techno opera, bio-wearable instruments and couture collaborations - working together with a community of interdisciplinary artists, coders and makers to create immersive sonic experiences and interactions.
In 2015, 4DSOUND founded the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, a permanent facility dedicated to the research and development of spatial sound.
For CTM Festival 2018, MONOM, CTM and the Spatial Sound Institute present Transcend the Turmoil - a programme in 4DSOUND including the German premiere of NOQTURNL, the overnight audiovisual performance by John Connell & Florence To, 'Imagining the Hyperspace’ by IOANN and world-premiere performances by GAIKA, Pan Daijing, FIS and TCF.
Opening at the historic Funkhaus on 1st December 2017, Berlin gains an experimental performance venue and state of the art spatial sound studio centred around a large-scale 4DSOUND system.
The Spatial Sound Institute seeks participants for an experiment on physiological reception and mental experience of sound. The experiment will take place in 4DSOUND - an advanced immersive sound system where the listener is experiencing sound in multiple dimensions. The study will involve monitoring participants’ brain activity using EEG (an unobtrusive brainwave measure) under the direction of neuroscientist Dr. Anat Barnea, as well as psychological questionnaires. The study will take place on 27-28 October at Funkhaus Berlin.
We invite creators, designers and performers from diverse disciplines to join an 8-day spatial sound course at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, in co-operation with Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design.
On May 4th, 4DSOUND founder Paul Oomen gave a talk at the TEDxDanubia conference at MUPA Budapest investigating the nature of listening and addressing its fundamental relationship with the evolution of our environments. With their eyes closed throughout the talk, the audience was taken through a listening meditation using a 4DSOUND system installed in the theatre.
4DSOUND's creative director John Connell examines the impact of noise pollution in our physical and digital spaces, and new directions made available by focused listening practices and spatial sound technologies.