10 Jul 2016

Sound Domes

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 10 July 2016

There's a new playground for sonic artists and composers who want to experiment with more than conventional musical instruments - the 'sound dome'. Auckland University's Dr John Coulter and Multimedia artist Tim Gruchy have been instrumental in getting the two high-tech, acoustically designed sound domes built. The large one is 14 metres in diameter and almost 8 metres high, complete with 18 loudspeakers, high-def image projectors, stage lighting and room for up to 200 people. John talks to Lynn Freeman about a specially composed sound work that's about to premiere in the smaller Performance Sound Dome.