Spatial Sound

Giving Space: Soundworks x Spatial Sound Institute 

A conversation with Paul Oomen, Daniela Gentile and Edo Van Breemen


May 2022

Spatial Sound Institute

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Soundworks, an app presenting s onic experiences to start or deepen meditation practices, partners with the Spatial Sound Institute to explore ways to elevate the role of listening in society and revitalize our wellbeing by changing the way we hear the world.

For the sixth episode of their podcast series, Soundworks spoke with Paul Oomen, Daniela Gentile, and Edo van Breemen.

Paul Oomen is a sound researcher, composer, curator, inventor, and writer. He founded 4DSOUND, the Spatial Sound Institute, and the Works. He has produced and curated over a hundred spatial sound performances, installations, and exhibitions worldwide, in collaboration with numerous internationally acclaimed artists, festivals, and institutions.

Daniela Gentile is a multimedia artist with a keen interest in sound activism - or the political dimension of sound. She is now a research assistant at the Works. Edo van Breemen is a film score composer, studio producer, and label owner. He developed and currently curates the Lobe space in Vancouver, the first 4DSOUND studio in North America.

With Paul Oomen, Soundworks discusses his ideas about the fundamental importance of listening, his interest in technology as a means of reproducing and manipulating phenomena, the development of 4DSOUND, the foundation of the Spatial Sound Institute and the research initiatives he is spearheading at The Works Research Institute.

Daniela Gentile and Edo van Breemen speak of the origins of their interest in spatial sound, their experience working with the 4DSOUND system, their creative process with the pieces Soundworks is presenting, and more.