A Listening Session
LISTEN - Akira Symphonic Suite
900 Marin St
San Francisco, CA, 94124
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 8:30 PM)
Envelop is making spatial audio accessible to the public through our immersive sound spaces and open source software tools.
Envelop allows us to listen and create music in the same way that we naturally experience the world, in three dimensions. This heightened experience of sound and music can be heard within one of Envelop’s sound spaces (Envelop at The Midway and Envelop Satellite), home or studio surround sound systems, and even normal headphones. Envelop’s software can also be used with virtual reality and augmented reality platforms that support spatial audio content. Envelop is providing access to a richer and more natural experience of sound and music, and with that experience comes greater shared moments of intentional listening, inspiration, and wonder.
Envelop was started by Christopher Willits, Roddy Lindsay, Elan Rosenman, Alingo Loh and Andrew Kimpel.
Composed by Dr. Shoji Yamashiro of the Geinoh Yamashirogumi collective, the score is particularly unique because it was created and recorded before the film was made. Akira’s animations were then crafted around the music, rather than the score being created and structured around an existing film, which is what usually happens. The impressive Yamashirogumi group featured hundreds of members, from all parts of Japanese society working to contribute on each soundtrack they were a part of. Remastered using the most advanced audio techniques available, this release of the unforgettable score of AKIRA is peerless in quality and audio fidelity.
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