4DSOUNDCo-founder & Creative Developer
Spatial Sound Technologies
& Immersive Experiences
4DSOUND is a studio exploring spatial sound as a medium. Since 2007, 4DSOUND has developed integrated hardware and software systems that provide a fully omnidirectional sound environment. These environments enable vivid sonic experiences that blur the boundaries between the real and the imagined: the world of sound we know, and a world beyond.
4DSOUND technology enables the production of sound holograms: highly vivid, spatial appearances of sound that enrich, augment or transform reality as we perceive it. Similar to visual holograms, it enables the listener to experience spatial depth and dimensionality in all directions, and from any perspective within the sound field. It provides a future standard for high-definition fully-interactive spatial experiences of sound.
Building on more than a decade of research, development and experimentation with spatial sound technology, this process has opened up new ways to design, perform and experience sound. 4DSOUND has been at the forefront of some of the most creatively challenging and technically complex projects using spatial sound - ranging from symphonic experiences to bio-wearable instruments, from interactive theatre to kinetic architecture.
Since the first public presentations of 4DSOUND in 2012, the technology has been used in over a hundred creative productions, numerously reviewed in the international press and subject of over a dozen video documentaries.
“It’s difficult to explain the effect in words, but when used properly, it allows artists to create a rich, constantly moving and evolving piece that not only sounds amazing, but also comes much closer to what sounds are like in the real world.”
"…The thought of what the world is going to be like in just five years, let alone a decade, induces pure vertigo… I can pin this sensation down to the exact moment […] that I stood among the pillars of [the] 4DSOUND system and put on an Oculus Rift visor, which transformed the room […] while my feet disappeared beneath me. Vertigo on so many levels.”
- The Wire
“The [4DSOUND] system is going to change music as much as the birth of amplification.”
- FACT Magazine
'4DSOUND is to surround sound what surround sound is to a wind-up phonograph, a development in sound art and music as transformative as the shift from black & white to colour.’
- The Arts Desk
'A new sound rig that will change the way we interact with music forever.’
- DJ Broadcast
'A revolutionary design… A unique listening experience… It can offer extraordinary new possibilities for composers – from classical to techno – to make their music sound in space.’