Ars Electronica Festival

 

The premiere of the usomo audio system at the Ars Electronica Festival was excellent!

We had about 5000 visitors in our installation, and all of them were thrilled by this novel sound experience. Many queued in long lines or returned several times. To watch the visitors in the installation and to see with which joy and fascination they played with the sounds or just let the unexpected experience sink in, totally swept us off our feet. It works! And word was spread since many came on recommendation of others. Many thanks to all who took the time to experience usomo!

Here are some impressions and feedback about our sound installation in Linz.

A small selection of visitor’s voices

 

“Sonic Wildness is my favorite exhibition of the whole Ars Electronica!”

“This installation made me understand how media art is usable practically.

“To me, this is more impressive than visuality.”

“I loved it, this is incredible…. you can really design a room with it in an exciting way.”

 

Gerfried Stocker, the artistic director of Ars Electronica, 

“It is simply excellent… in my opinion, a real highlight of the festival.”

 

At the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (8th to 12th of September), usomo realized a sound installation 
together with the sound artist Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF and Marc Osswald Design. 

Sonic Wildness was an immersive and interactive installation that blended natural and electronic sounds. 
A complex soundscape, which – fully in accordance with the usomo principle – was being generated and 
steered in real time simply by free movement in the space. The soundscape was unique for everyone 
and enabled complete submergence into the Sonic Wildness.

With friendly support by BIG IMAGE SYSTEMS
and AKG.