”For us the residency acted as the starting point – and as a free playground – for the creation process of our new work. The space was wonderful and truly functional: the heated studio floor was really inviting and offered just enough traction and smoothness for our movement work, while the immersive audio system made the sound move together with the dancers.”
– Sanni Giordani, Mostly Mass Working Group (At TSC Residency in March 2021)
IMMERSIVE SOUND GENERATES A PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE
TSC Studio is equipped with 22 speakers and two calibration systems. The immersive audio system creates a powerful, holistically physical experience for the listener that evokes an emotional dimension.
The system has been designed by TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence and Sound Designer since 2017, Tuomas Norvio.
“An extremely sharp sound image is traced out in TSC Studio, where even the smallest details in accents and dynamics of the sound can be heard. Even when applying the strongest sound pressures, the sound is pure, and the system functions optimally both in design work and in performance. There is no system quite like it in Finland – and even globally it is unparalleled with the most similar being in the depths of great opera houses.
What most interests me in the potential offered by TSC Studio is working with non-directional sound: when sound has no distinctive direction of source, that the listener can perceive, it can feel as if the experience happens inside the listener, getting under their skin in quite special way”, Norvio describes.
The sound system has been made possible by the pioneer of professional audio and immersive audio technology, Genelec, which develops and manufactures its products in Iisalmi, Finland.
“Our goal is to bring forth the deeper and more content-oriented dimensions mutual to advanced technology and art – and to create something unique together with them. Long-term, value-based collaboration with Tero Saarinen Company gives us a chance to experiment and create something new for people, and to learn from each other. TSC Studio is a unique platform, through which we can also help future creators to achieve their dreams and to promote the development of art and society,” states Genelec Brand Artist and Board member Juho Martikainen, responsible for the concept of the collaboration.