ŜAKO – a spatial audio project at CAA

When I visited the beautiful campus of the China Academy of Art (中國美術學院) in Hangzhou in October 2017 I loved many buildings but was especially intrigued by the maze of the architectural complex. Since then I have discussed the possibility of creating an immersive audio project with Prof. Lin and the recording arts teachers Ma Sheng and Chen Shen. After one day of mapping out interesting sounding spots, one day of Ambisonic test recordings and a lot of time spent mulling over the results the pilot was launched… The basis is a true B-format setup, a high 3-omni triangle, four ambient spots and some close mics for the ensemble. A Merging Horus was used in conjunction with a MH audio network to capture all audio. More soon 😉