Georg Bleikolm

AMBEO Expertberättelser

Georg Bleikolm, aka KnoR, staged his latest album “Planet” as an immersive experience at Gessnerallee in Zurich in January 2019.

The transmedia concert-installation is inspired by David Bowie's Space Oddity and invites the audience to get lost on a journey through the universe. The surreal narrative is set between dreams and memories, reality and virtuality, space and time. It unveils in an immersive setup designed to trigger all senses and prompts the audience to let go and take off. Georg invites us to dive into an exhilarating expedition between planets, mental states and identity construction, between audiovisual performance and electronic pop music in order to reflect about the impact of media technologies on our ability to differentiate storytelling from reality.

I figured out that it would be great to be able to share this show with more people and decided to engage into a 360° documentation of the project. The video featured here is an excerpt of this documentation and in a way a prototype of the kind of experience we hope to be able to stage and to share at the interface of reality and virtuality in the near future. For the documentation we combined the flexibility of a GoPro Fusion to the professional grade of the AMBEO VR Mic.

„The VR Mic signal is like this magic sauce that will keep your mix together and give a meaning to the virtual room you are creating. I hadn’t expected that the process would be so easy and so gratifying.“
Georg Bleikolm

The mic offers a unique access to start to unveil your audiovisual project in a 360° room. The usage for our setup was straightforward and the room unveiled to our ears shortly after we came back to the studio. Using the AMBEO A-B Converter, we were quickly able to find our raster to start an Ambisonics mixdown. Placing our multi-channel recording in a virtual room based on the imprint made with the AMBEO VR Mic, the beautiful thing was to notice the relevance of the imprint when it came to meaningfully tie the different elements together in the mix. The VR Mic signal is like this magic sauce that will keep your mix together and give a meaning to the virtual room you are creating. I hadn’t expected that the process would be so easy and so gratifying.

About Georg Bleikolm

Georg Bleikolm was born in Lausanne and settled in Zurich 15 years ago. His heart oscillates between music, science, technology and media. Before he decided to concentrate on his solo projects “KnoR” Georg Bleikolm toured worldwide as a drummer with various bands for a decade and worked as a music producer. As a solo artist Georg combines his different fields of interest and experiments with new concert formats and transmedia sound installations. With pieces named “Borderline Syndrome" or “You're Donald Trump", his audience quickly grasps that his practice is not only defined by a certain type of aesthetics, cultural processes or the implication of groundbreaking technologies - his art always comes with a message and challenges us to think further. https://knor.li

About Georg Bleikolm

Expertberättelser för virtual reality

Henrik Oppermann

Henrik Oppermann är Head of Sound på Visualise. En ledande 3D-ljudspecialist. Henrik har mer än 10 års erfarenhet av inspelningsstuidio och kvalitetsljud på plats för film, reklam, musikindustrikunder och 3D ljudinstallationer.

Michael Engman Rønnow

Michael har varit proffs de senaste 25 åren. Han startade som musiker i tonåren och tog steget in i studiovärlden runt 1992. Han är nu säljare inom audio pro och fortfarande på turné och spelar eller mixar FOH såväl som driver sin egen ProToolsbaserade studio hemma.

Côme Jalibert

Côme Jalibert började arbeta som ljudtekniker och sound designer 2002. Han har alltid attraherats av den omslutande kraften i ljudet och har experimenterat mycket med surround. Med sitt arbete vill han att ljudet mer ska kännas än höras. Han har arbetat med film, TV och på senare tid videospel, transmedia och VR. Hans mest uppmärksammade arbete är ljuddesign i filmen Minuscule, The Valley of the Lost Ants och skapandet av ljudlandskapet i Phallaina, den första scrollande grafiska novellen för touch screen.

Nicolas Büchi

Nicolas Büchi (*1982) är vetenskaplig forskare med specialisering inom Cast / Audiovisual Media, Department of Design vid Zurich University of the Arts.

Thomas Rechberger

Thomas är musiker från Schweiz, musikproducent och ljuddesigner. Han har arbetat professionellt med ljud på alla sidor av mikrofonen i mer än 20 år: Som leadgitarrist i bandet Lovebugs, han har spelat mer än 1000 konserter i Europa, spelat in 13 album, inklusive singlar som blivit listettor samt mottagit flera guldskivor.

Fabian Knauber

Fabian Knauber har studerat akustik och har skaffat sig en bred teoretisk kunskap om rumsakustik, 3D audio och binaural teknik vilket kompletterats av hans praktiska erfarenhet som frilansljudtekniker. Bredvid hans live och studioproduktioner inkluderar hans expertis högtalarbaserade installationer och 3D ljud för virtual reality.

Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello gör elektronisk musik och kallar sig media-artist. CD finns utgivna av New Albion Records, Sub Rosa, 12k och Room40. Hans ljudinstallationer och multikanalsarbeten finns i de permanenta samlingarna på Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum och Museum of Contemporary Art i Lyon.

Little Konzett

Little Konzett är en österrikisk producent, inspelnings, och mixningstekniker, musiker och ägare av „Little Big Beat Studios“. Hans studios ligger i västra delarna Österrike och i Liechtenstein.

Rodolphe Alexis

Som ljuddesigner och ljudtekniker har hans arbete tagit olika former i dialog med andra konstarter (installation, skulptur, performance, radio).

Martin Rieger

Martin Rieger labels his profession as 360° sound production, which sees him taking a holistic approach to virtual reality productions, taking more elements into account in the recording and mixing process than traditionally, and crafting the storytelling throughout the entire process.
With his studies in media technology and production, he has a good overview of technologies in exceed of audio.

Dávid Rikk

Budapest based live sound engineer Dávid Rikk, is the head of sound at Akvárium Klub, Hungary’s biggest indoor venue with multiple concert halls. His primary goal is to bring concerts closer to the audience by creating a massive yet still dynamic sounding show and transmit the personality and intimacy of the performing artist. This attitude is behind creating AMBEO 360 @ Akvárium Klub series.

Katarina Hagstedt

Katarina is a Swiss based podcast producer and the founder of the Swiss Podcast Club, creator’s collective which aims to bring great podcasts out of Switzerland through exchange and knowledge sharing.

Georg Bleikolm

Georg Bleikolm was born in Lausanne and settled in Zurich 15 years ago. His heart oscillates between music, science, technology and media. Before he decided to concentrate on his solo projects “KnoR” Georg Bleikolm toured worldwide as a drummer with various bands for a decade and worked as a music producer.

Andrés Mayo

Andrés Mayo, former President of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), is an audio engineer and music producer who has pioneered the art of mastering since 1992. He boasts credits in more than 3,000 albums released in vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, streaming and 360-degree audio formats.

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