Two years in the making, Audium 11 dives into the primordial world buried beneath the surface of consciousness; the shifting sonic layers deep inside us all. Listeners will be immersed in urban sounds more familiar, as well as a vast assortment of electronic sounds in the abstract. In Audium’s pitch-black, 176-speaker space, a calm scene in a cafe can become a raucous thunderstorm, and dark ethereal rumblings can morph into pleasant piano tinkling.
For this new work, Audium’s entire theater has been reimagined with new sound compositions by father-son duo Stan and Dave Shaff. The building also features brand-new artwork by local artist Ryan Elisabeth Reid. Sculpted “sound pods” float above and around the gallery while abstract images grace its walls.