📢 “MusicAIRE project highlights” is back to showcase the 33rd in line project, supported by MusicAIRE – “european Spatial Sound Exchange” (Acronym: ESSE), organised by MONOM Sound GmbH.
The European Spatial Sound Exchange (ESSE) is a pilot project to explore how spatial sound works by musicians can be shared between European venues with spatial sound capabilities with the objective of creating a network of venues sharing and creating musical works and opening up new revenue streams for musicians, venues and rights holders.
Home to the original 4DSOUND system, Monom Studios was founded in 2017 in Berlin, becoming one of the first of a growing network of event spaces and studios around the world utilising 4DSOUND technology. Monom has been working for over 5 years with the technology 4DSOUND and has helped over 100 musicians and sound artists to learn how to mix and produce for spatial sound, experiment in this new format and present their immersive sound pieces to the public through regular concert programming.
As more and more pieces are being specifically created for spatial sound, the ESSE will look at how this increasing catalogue can be further utilised within existing venues that use spatial sound technology. In the long-run the goal is to create an ecosystem of venues, cultural and educational institutions that can become creators as well as presenters of new work.
Monom will run three capacity-building online workshops for venues, artists and researchers. In the next phase, four venues in Europe will be able to participate in an on-site capacity building workshop and an exchange of spatial sound works that will be presented to the public at the end of the project. The project will end with the ESSE event, which will happen at Monom in Berlin and at the four venues, where selected spatial sound works will be presented.
By creating a network of venues and bridging the gap between different technologies, the objective is to start licensing works between venues, and thus creating new revenue streams for rights holders. In the long-run, the objective is to grow this network of spaces that are able to present musical works to their audiences in ticketed events, increasing the potential life-time value of spatial sound works.