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Sonic College

Sonic College
Sonic College - Ceiling speaker

At Sonic College, the sound designers and sound production technicians of the future are hatched and are the food chain for, among other things, the game, film and media industries.

For many years, Sonic College has wanted better facilities, and they have got that together with educational and graphics programs in New Campus Kolding, which is UC South recently inaugurated campus, designed by Cubo Arkitekter. At the same time, they are the only educational building in the world to have an advanced sound control system for use in research and educational projects. The installation of the system is donated by AP Møller and wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller's Foundation for general purposes.

Today, sound is everywhere in public space and in buildings, and the sound system provides opportunities to research how sound affects people and can be designed to control noise in an atrium and convey well-being, security, create place recognition and show the way. A research unit is attached to the project, led by research leader in the sound design program at UC SYD, Birgitte Folmann.

The sound control system in the five-storey high atrium between the two triangular educational buildings has been developed and installed by the AV company Stouenborg in close collaboration with Sonic College.

– The system consists of 187 speakers that Sonic College can use together with SpaceMap Go. A sound control concept developed and produced by the American company Meyer Sound. When using a
On the iPad, you can pan sound around between all speakers and create sound experiences. You can make the sound fall from the ceiling all the way down through the building, or out into the corridors, and on top of that create advanced sound experiences.

- The fantastic thing about a system in that class is that the students can do comparative analyzes in a completely different way than if you had to set up a system yourself, says Anders Jørgensen, project manager in Stouenborg. Meyer Sound is not unknown in Denmark, where they e.g. is the sole supplier of loudspeakers for the Roskilde Festival.

The sound experience in the atrium is already being investigated. The two sound artists Marie Højlund and Morten Riis, who together call themselves The Overheard, were invited to create a sound artwork that is played once a day in the atrium.

- The work It's not a Tree is influenced by a weather station that lives up on the roof, so depending on what the weather is like outside, the station will curate how the artwork is inside the building. The sound system creates a lot of tension in sound and makes the listening experience interesting depending on where you are.

You can also read about our project with Aha Live stage

Sonic College - Atrium
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