L-ISA to EartH

Photography: Luke-Hayes

September 2018 witnesses the launch of Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH), East London. The multifaceted project will feature the first permanent installation of L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology in a European live music venue.

The restoration and redesign of the art deco cinema is a project that has been brought to life by the team behind Village Underground.

EartH is partly funded through the social investment community in support of the project’s ambitious arts and social impact work to serve the local community, giving space, resources and new opportunities, particularly to young people in Hackney.

It is in the theatre that the fittingly evolutionary L-ISA system has been installed to offer audiences enhanced clarity, more natural sound, and a wider sound panorama.

The L-ISA set up comprises a frontal system of five hangs of seven Kara flown equidistantly across the front of the stage, with a central sub system of four KS28 flown in the end-fire configuration in front and above the central Kara hang. Positioned along the stage lip, ten X8 provide front fill. The surround system is provided by 12 Syva, four per side, mounted along the left, right, and rear walls of the theatre. Completing the setup is an overhead system of eight X8 hung from the auditorium ceiling.

EartH’s concert hall also benefits from traditional left/right flown arrays of four Kara topped with an SB18 on each side and four central ground stacked KS28 subwoofers, with four ARCS Wide as delays.

Paul McMullan, Regional Sales Manager at L-Acoustics said: “Auro clearly demonstrated a passion for quality production from our first encounter. Pair that with the diverse programming he has planned, and L-ISA seems a perfect match to raise the experiential value at EartH, the EartH sound installation, unique in the UK, will also serve as a showcase for L-Acoustics to demonstrate the innovative new L-ISA technology to the industry.”

Auro added: “We’re very excited to be working with L-Acoustics on this installation of their ground-breaking L-ISA technology, the philosophy behind EartH has a focus on presenting some of the best artistic talent and experiences that can make us think twice and leave us inspired.

“L-ISA brings an incredible audio dimension to support these performances with its signature Immersive Hyperreal Sound. It opens a whole new side to live performance and we can’t wait to work with artists to develop their L-ISA shows. It really is evolutionary.”