Seven Spaces. Binaural Sound Installations
KISD _TH Köln | BA Project and Exhibition | Winter 2015/16

Under the lead of designer and perfomance artist Charlotte Triebus students developed individual approaches in order to transform music tracks of the CD production "Seven Spaces" by sound engineer Patrick Leuchter into spatial installations and thereby new contextualization. The special feature of the album is that it has been recorded with binaural recording technique. Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. Binaural recording creates a realistic spatial impression via headphone replay.

The audiovisual, holographic and interactive installations of the exhibition "Seven Spaces" now highlighted the innumerous possibilities of how features and dimensions of this particular binaural sound can be interpreted. The two- and three-dimensional visualizations reflected the temporal and spatial course of the acoustic movements and opened up a dialogue between sound, structure, line, surface, and space.

Charlotte Triebus
Charlotte Triebus works as an art director, performance artist, designer and photographer in Cologne/Madrid. In 2015 she founded the PerformanceQuartet Köln. Currently, she completes her postgraduate studies in Media, Art, and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and the University for Music and Dance Köln (HfMT Köln). The focus of her work is to investigate the potential of the intersections of design and music, art and dance.

Since 2015 Charlotte forms part of the department Design Theory and Research (Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler) as a regular guest lecturer at Köln International School of Design, TH Köln and conducts interdisciplinary projects with students for the University for Music and Dance Köln in the department of Electronic Composition.