Le Murate – Firenze, Italia: “Keep an Ear On” Videos & Sound Installations, May 20-22 2011. Massimo LIVERANI and Pino GORI have presented “Stazione di rilassamento psicoacustico”, (station for psycho-acustic relax).
Description of the installation: It is an area inscribable in a circle with a diameter below 4 meters, wrapped in canvas supported by bamboo canes, pieces of wood, tufa or stone bases, tied with strings and ropes. The height, including the supporting structure, is of approx. 250 cm. Into the inside area, which can be accessed through special entrances, there are a carpet, camping mats and some cushions, in addition to the acoustic diffusers. . People can lie down on the mats and relax themselves. Furthermore, there are lighting devices which project light on the canvas.
Description of the audio part: It is a sound layer lasting approximately 60 minutes, which has been reproduced in loop. We recommended sessions of approximately 10 minutes. The composition is based on the use of binaural beats at Theta frequency (4-8 hz). Even if they are not audible and are perceived as vibrations in a binaural environment, those sounds have relaxing and therapeutic powers, and they stimulate the cerebral cortex. Since their pure sound is not particularly pleasant, the sounds are masked by natural sounds deriving from wooden and seaside environments, which, from a psychoacoustic point of view, are also relaxing. The composition is also overlapped by musical bases composed ad hoc and divided in 6 pieces of approx. 10 minutes, each interpreted by 6 different musicians. The audio has been reproduced in 3D-EST 8.0 thanks to one X-spat player, 6 Empire S-500 and two special speakers handmade by Massimo Liverani.
“Keep an ear on…” is the fifth international symposium on soundscape organized by the FKL (Forum Klanglandschaft). In 2011, the conference has been held in Florence (Italy) in collaboration with the Center for Music Research Tempo Reale and the Centre for Contemporary Art EX3, May 19 to 22, 2011. Available also as 3D-EST 8.0 soundscape on AVCHD DVD for blu-ray players. 24 bit 48 kHz DTS HD Master Audio, best 3D audio quality on 7.1 home theater system with Lh, Rh, Lsh and Rsh. Compatible also with 5.1 systems but in 2D. Rilassamento Binaurale (3D Relax) by Massimo Liverani. One hour of binaural beats and relaxing soundscape compositions. Massimo Liverani featuring Sjaak Overgaauw, Enrico Coniglio, Michael Peters, Per Boysen and Fabio Anile.
Since the first days of July 2010, one X-spat player is used daily in a Japanese Theme Park to add a 3D-EST soundscape to a 3D video. The soundscape have been made with X-spat boX2. My compliments to Acoustic Field, A&G exclusive distributor in Japan, for this new amazing application of our technology…
The fantastic welcome you gave to our first title, Atmosphere Binaural, has convinced me and my colleagues to produce more players. In the next weeks you will find on iTunes almost all the previews already available in stereo on yoursoundscape.ning.com, and more will come in the next future…
Make your soundscape, design your personal acoustic space!
Since yesterday evening is available on iTunes my new software for iPhone®, developed as always with the help of my colleague and friend Simone Cercignani. We are talking about a software that let you listen, by headphone, some 3D sound landscape previews of the SD cards for X-spat player by A&G Soluzioni Digitali the same we sell on 3Daudioshop.com. Each software (we will release many more similar) include two soundscapes that can be modified “shaking” the iPhone® or tap-dragging the speakers icons on the interface. The name of the first software is Atmosphere Binaural and the two soundscape compositions included have been recorded and spatialized by me using See’n’Sound LE and played by Stefano Agostini (we are not relatives or parents), famous (because really great) flute player and actual Director of the Istituto Musicale Mascagni in Livorno. Ciao, Luigi.
I am proud to announce the release of four new SD cards for X-spat player:
– “American City Ambience” by Darwin Chamber (South Park, MTV,
– “Peoplelikesounds Vol.1” by Enrico Ascoli (Mila Schon, FIAT, European
– “Journey in the Houses of Things” by Mop Cortex (DAMS, Sine3pm,
– “Tamil Nadu Project Vol.1” by Marco Cioffi (Glasspiel, Sapienza University,
More info and previews at http://yoursoundscape.ning.com
On the 22nd and 23rd of October at Real Collegio palace in Lucca, AandG has presented Yoursoundscape project to LuBeC09 (Lucca Beni Culturali, Lucca’s Cultural Assets), and the soundscape compositions have been performed by an X-spat player with eight speakers. All the visitors have really appreciated the 3D audio effect using words like “immersive”, “amazing” and “incredible”. We collect a lot of requests from important museums spread all over Italy seriously interested in installing our system. I will keep you updated in developments…
In the picture above you can see our room at LuBeC plus Diego Persi Paoli and Simone Cercignani of AandG in the morning of 22nd preparing for a long day of demos…