Technology / 08.23.18
London's EartH to Become 1st European Live Music Venue to Receive Hyperreal Sound Technology
Original article published on Pollstar (08/23/18) by Gideon Gottfried
The Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH) in London, scheduled to open in September, will be the first European venue outfitted with L'Acoustic's L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, a multichannel technology that combines sound system implementation and object-based mixing. L'Acoustic says the deployment "comprises a frontal system of five hangs of seven Kara [speakers] flown equidistantly across the front of the stage, with a central sub system of four KS28 flown in end fire configuration in front and above the central Kara hang." EartH was previously an art deco cinema whose main auditorium had lain derelict since 1984. The venue will be curated to host art forms and many genres and voices covering an international live music program, performance art, special talks and debates, comedy and film. "We want to fill the place with the kind of performances that make you think twice and hopefully leave with that feeling of inspiration, possibility and change," says Village Underground founder Auro Foxcroft. EartH will feature a 700-capacity theater, a 1,500-capacity concert hall and a new restaurant and social space with approximately 130 covers. L'Acoustics' Paul McMullan notes the Hyperreal Sound installation "will also serve as a showcase for L'Acoustics to demonstrate the innovative new L-ISA technology to the industry."
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