HOLOPHONIX dedicates new department to immersive sound projects

The HOLOPHONIX company is now officially recognised as a ‘technical services provider’ as specified in September 2023 by the French National Commission of the ‘Label Prestataire de Service du Spectacle Vivant’.

This new designation allows the Company to provide equipment rentals, technical services, and production services for immersive sound projects through a new dedicated Rental and Services department.

“Accompanying artists, brands, and cultural institutions in the realisation of their artistic projects – and enhancing their sound dimension – is a natural extension of our original activity of technology developers,” said Gaetan Byk, President and Founder of HOLOPHONIX.

“This new department will also enable historical and renowned technical service providers to leverage our skills, know-how, and products for complex immersive sound projects,” commented Pipo Gomes, Technical Director at HOLOPHONIX.

“This recent certification will also enable us to recruit temporary staff to complete our teams as and when projects arise,” continued Gomes.

“To this end, we developed a totally bespoke, ephemeral active acoustics system at the Théâtre de l’Archevêché for Mozart’s opera Idomeneo, re di Creta, staged by Satoshi Miyagi in 2022. A system of almost 40 custom-made loudspeakers was developed by Amadeus and subtly integrated by the festival teams and service provider Texen,” said Adrien Zanni, Researcher-Doctor, Developer, and Partner at HOLOPHONIX.

HOLOPHONIX teams were also present at La Grande Halle de La Villette for the ‘Sun & Sea’ opera which won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale.

“Working in close collaboration with La Villette’s teams, we implemented a spatialised system using around 70 loudspeakers developed by Amadeus, a real-time tracking system, and all associated IT and networking components. A team of five engineers deployed by HOLOPHONIX ensured on-site implementation,” stated Clément Vallon, Engineer at HOLOPHONIX.

“Furthermore, our teams were present at the Opéra Comique for the revival of Macbeth Underworld, a creation by French composer Pascal Dusapin, directed by Thomas Jolly. A spatialised system including some thirty loudspeakers – subtly deployed and integrated into the stage frame and set – deployed there from October 19th to November 14th. Our teams were on hand to calibrate, implement, and support the artists using HOLOPHONIX technology,” commented Zanni.

“This new department will also provide additional equipment for customers with specific needs, and more generally for anyone wishing to discover the HOLOPHONIX, Amadeus, and Powersoft brands, which are key partners of the company,” concluded Gomes.