Aether is a new spatial audio-visual collaboration between musician Max Cooper and architects Satyajit Das and Regan Appleton. It plays on the beauty of fundamental natural forms - waves, surfaces, symmetries and surreal landscapes, as the building blocks and underlying structure of the world around us - a modern interpretation of the luminiferous aether.
Aether comprises a 3-dimensional lattice of light, mapped to a live immersive audio experience. The audience can walk around, underneath and fully explore the space as the light-field warps around them, playing on the connection between spatial and sonic structures, and our intrinsic emotional connection to fundamental natural form.
This is all live footage, no CGI was used.
MUSIC: MAX COOPER
DESIGNERS: ARCHITECTURE SOCIAL CLUB + REGAN APPLETON
VISUAL CONTENT DESIGN: MAX COOPER + SATYAJIT DAS
ENGINEER + ANIMATOR: DAVID GARDENER
VIDEO EDITOR: JENNIFER TIVIDAD
COLOURIST: TOBY TOMKINS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID GARDENER
DIRECTOR: SATYAJIT DAS
LASERS PROVIDED BY LASER HIRE LONDON: DAL BADIAL + KAYTEN TEBBS + JAMIE THOMAS
CONSTRUCTION TEAM: ROB WALKER, ADAM KALOPSIDIOTIS, JOHN HARKNESS, BEN SLATER, SHARMISTHA DAS, KIM HAU, WILL HARDING-NEWMAN, BETHAN KAY, SHEHNAAZ KHAN, MEGAN CHARNLEY, ALEX WATSON, SIMON BRAUNSTEIN, JASON MAK, ALISON SCHPOT, JESSII ROSE, STEVE BRITTON
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