Museum Soundscape – Exhibit Sound Effects in Maritime Museum and V&A London

Audio from Museum Display Case for Directional Sound

Sound artist and composer Caroline Devine creates unique sound installations that provide playful and unexpected encounters with sound and music.

Bring instruments back to life with sound directly from the glass of the display case.

Resulting in an enhanced level of engagement with instruments that deserve to be heard as well as seen.

Immersive Museum Exhibit Design

Trailer of the Weather Experience, Pommern – 100 days under sail from Kimmo Karjunen on Vimeo.

Our Invisible Speakers are perfect to audio enhance your artwork or even an entire exhibition space as in the Pommern museum ship in Åland, Finland above.
No echoes or “too loud” hotspots. Robust enough for outside in hostile environments.

Museum Soundscape at Greenwich National Maritime Museum, London

Prince Fredericks Barge Museum Soundscapes

Immersive museum exhibit design creating a soundscape of sound effects to surround Prince Fredericks Barge

If a barge (or boat) could talk, what would it say about the people who sailed in it?” Nick Ryan uses Feonic audio drives to create an immersive museum soundscape.

Nick Ryan (multi award winning sound designer) has created a unique soundscape designed to recreate the physical sounds of the boat moving through the water. Ripples sloshing against the wooden hull, oars creaking and drawing the boat through the river.

This to the sound of Handel’s Water Music which was performed by an orchestra on an adjacent barge on the Thames, as the Royal River pageant slowly meanders down the river.

“I’m a big fan of Feonic Invisible Speakers and have used them many times to great effect. In this case the devices allowed us to invisibly transform a 10 meter long wooden walkway into a multichannel speaker array. As the walkway runs alongside the boat the sound emanates from the entire surface of its structure.

I believe listeners are able to associate sound with the exhibit more directly and more intuitively than if the sound were to be provided by a loudspeaker. Loudspeakers inevitably say to the listener “I am a loudspeaker”, instead we wanted the sound to speak for itself”.

Soundscapes in Art Gallery or Museum Environments

Derived from this wikipedia article.

Soundscapes are sounds that form or arise from an immersive environment. The idea of soundscape refers to both the natural acoustic environment, consisting of natural sounds, including animal vocalisations and, for instance, the sounds of weather and other natural elements. And environmental sounds created by humans, through musical composition, sound design, and other ordinary human activities including conversation, work, and sounds of mechanical origin resulting from use of industrial technology.

Crucially, the term soundscape also includes the listener’s perception of sounds heard as an environment.

Museum Soundscape Enhanced by Immersive Audio using Feonic Invisible Speakers

The key advantage of Feonic Invisible Speakers is the ability to hide speakers with no visible boxes and wires, and no dirty grilles. Our audio drives are attached to surfaces, usually the reverse side inside the case, and they sound enable the entire surface. So the wall, floor, cabinet or even glass surface becomes the speaker.

Visitors hear the sound directly from the exhibit, or in this case from the walkway they are standing on. Everyone hears just the right volume so avoiding blaring audio hot spots that are inevitable with even the best traditional loudspeakers.

Dispersing the sound, and the lack of visible speakers, positively impacts the perception of sounds. Leading to an immersive environment in the gallery or exhibition space.

Prince Frederick’s Barge at the National Maritime Museum

Sound Designer / Installer

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