Georg Bleikolm

AMBEO eksperthistorier

Georg Bleikolm, aka KnoR, staged his latest album “Planet” as an immersive experience at Gessnerallee in Zurich in January 2019.

The transmedia concert-installation is inspired by David Bowie's Space Oddity and invites the audience to get lost on a journey through the universe. The surreal narrative is set between dreams and memories, reality and virtuality, space and time. It unveils in an immersive setup designed to trigger all senses and prompts the audience to let go and take off. Georg invites us to dive into an exhilarating expedition between planets, mental states and identity construction, between audiovisual performance and electronic pop music in order to reflect about the impact of media technologies on our ability to differentiate storytelling from reality.

I figured out that it would be great to be able to share this show with more people and decided to engage into a 360° documentation of the project. The video featured here is an excerpt of this documentation and in a way a prototype of the kind of experience we hope to be able to stage and to share at the interface of reality and virtuality in the near future. For the documentation we combined the flexibility of a GoPro Fusion to the professional grade of the AMBEO VR Mic.

„The VR Mic signal is like this magic sauce that will keep your mix together and give a meaning to the virtual room you are creating. I hadn’t expected that the process would be so easy and so gratifying.“
Georg Bleikolm

The mic offers a unique access to start to unveil your audiovisual project in a 360° room. The usage for our setup was straightforward and the room unveiled to our ears shortly after we came back to the studio. Using the AMBEO A-B Converter, we were quickly able to find our raster to start an Ambisonics mixdown. Placing our multi-channel recording in a virtual room based on the imprint made with the AMBEO VR Mic, the beautiful thing was to notice the relevance of the imprint when it came to meaningfully tie the different elements together in the mix. The VR Mic signal is like this magic sauce that will keep your mix together and give a meaning to the virtual room you are creating. I hadn’t expected that the process would be so easy and so gratifying.

Om Georg Bleikolm

Georg Bleikolm was born in Lausanne and settled in Zurich 15 years ago. His heart oscillates between music, science, technology and media. Before he decided to concentrate on his solo projects “KnoR” Georg Bleikolm toured worldwide as a drummer with various bands for a decade and worked as a music producer. As a solo artist Georg combines his different fields of interest and experiments with new concert formats and transmedia sound installations. With pieces named “Borderline Syndrome" or “You're Donald Trump", his audience quickly grasps that his practice is not only defined by a certain type of aesthetics, cultural processes or the implication of groundbreaking technologies - his art always comes with a message and challenges us to think further. https://knor.li

Om Georg Bleikolm

Eksperthistorier - Virtual Reality

Henrik Oppermann

Henrik Oppermann er Head of Sound hos Visualise. Som en førende 3D-lydspecialist medbringer Henrik over 10 års erfaring med lyd i studiekvalitet til film, reklamer, kunder i musikbranchen og 3D-lydinstallationer.

Michael Engman Rønnow

Michael har arbejdet i den professionelle branche de seneste 25 år. Han startede som musiker i teenageårene og gik ind i studiebranchen omkring 1992.
Han arbejder nu inden for pro audio-salg, men turnerer også stadig som musiker eller FOH-lydmand, samtidig med at han driver sit Pro Tools-baserede studie derhjemme.

Côme Jalibert

Côme Jalibert begyndte sin karriere som lydtekniker og -designer i 2002. Han har altid været tiltrukket af lydens omsluttende kraft og har derfor eksperimenteret meget med surroundlyd: I sit arbejde ønsker han, at lyden skal føles snarere end høres. Han har arbejdet med film, TV og senest med videospil, transmedia og VR. Hans mest kendte arbejde er lyddesignet til filmen Minuscule, The Valley of the Lost Ants og skabelsen af lydsiden til Phallaina, den første grafiske roman med scrolling til touchscreens.

Nicolas Büchi

Nicolas Büchi (*1982) er forsker inden for casting / audiovisuelle medier i Department of Design ved Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Thomas Rechberger

Thomas er en schweizisk musiker, musikproducer og lyddesigner. Han har arbejdet med pro audio på alle sider af mikrofonen i mere end 20 år: Som sologuitarist i bandet Lovebugs har han spillet mere end 1.000 koncerter i Europa, indspillet 13 albums inkl. adskillige nr. 1-singler og modtaget flere Golden Record-priser.

Fabian Knauber

Som uddannet akustiker har Fabian Knauber en bred teoretisk viden om rumakustik, 3D audio og binaural teknologi, og han supplerer den med sin praktiske erfaring som freelance-lydtekniker. Ud over live- og studieproduktioner indbefatter hans kernekompetencer også komplicerede, højttalerbaserede installationer og 3D-lyd til Virtual Reality.

Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello er elekronisk musiker og mediekunstner. Han har udsendt CD'er på New Albion Records, Sub Rosa, 12k og Room 40. Hans lydinstallationer og multikanalsarbejder indgår i den permanente udstilling på Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum og Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon.

Little Konzett

Little Konzett er en østrigsk producer, indspilnings-, mix- og mastering-tekniker, musiker og ejer af „Little Big Beat Studios“. Studierne ligger i den vestlige del af Østrig og i Liechtenstein.

Rodolphe Alexis

Som lyddesigner og -tekniker arbejder han på forskellige måder, som er i dialog med andre kunstgenrer (installation, skulptur, performance, radio).

Martin Rieger

Martin Rieger betegner selv sin profession som 360° lydproduktion, et udtryk for hans holistiske tilgang til VR-produktioner, hvor han tager flere elementer end sædvanligt i betragtning i indspilnings- og mix-processen, idet han bygger historiefortællingen op gennem hele forløbet.
Med studier i medieteknologi og produktion har han et godt overblik over teknologier ud over audio.

Dávid Rikk

Budapest based live sound engineer Dávid Rikk, is the head of sound at Akvárium Klub, Hungary’s biggest indoor venue with multiple concert halls. His primary goal is to bring concerts closer to the audience by creating a massive yet still dynamic sounding show and transmit the personality and intimacy of the performing artist. This attitude is behind creating AMBEO 360 @ Akvárium Klub series.

Katarina Hagstedt

Katarina is a Swiss based podcast producer and the founder of the Swiss Podcast Club, creator’s collective which aims to bring great podcasts out of Switzerland through exchange and knowledge sharing.

Georg Bleikolm

Georg Bleikolm was born in Lausanne and settled in Zurich 15 years ago. His heart oscillates between music, science, technology and media. Before he decided to concentrate on his solo projects “KnoR” Georg Bleikolm toured worldwide as a drummer with various bands for a decade and worked as a music producer.

Andrés Mayo

Andrés Mayo, former President of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), is an audio engineer and music producer who has pioneered the art of mastering since 1992. He boasts credits in more than 3,000 albums released in vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, streaming and 360-degree audio formats.