Why Sonic Architecture?
We can’t close our ears like our eyes. We always hear sound—in every building, in every public space, in every landscape.
Yet, the sonic dimension of architectural spaces is mostly limited to noise protection and insulation. We believe that sound has much more potential within the framework of architectural design.
Sound can make a space feel intimate or generous, large or small, cold or warm. Sound can make us feel lonely or connected, relaxed or excited, distant or immersed. Sound can change the way we interact with each other. It shapes our way of being in the world.
We develop holistic sound designs for spaces on all levels, including acoustic interventions, discreetly integrated sound installations and custom designed music playlists. We create sound experiences that enable a meaningful engagement with the present place for all senses.
Membrane (Haifa, Israel)
Responsive sound installation for a memorial park, which transforms the sounds of the environment live into musical harmonies through microphones and speakers inside earth benches.
Architecture: Ben Gitai Architects
Sound artist, creative technologist, and designer based in Stockholm. He works on electronic and soundscape compositions as well as interactive or kinetic installations and smartphone applications. In 2017 he was awarded with an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica.
Award-winning composer, sound artist and researcher in architecture (ETH Zurich). Based in Zurich and Milano. His pieces were performed and exhibited at State Opera Munich, British Library London, Musée Guimet Paris, Chiyoda Art Gallery Tokyo, SICMF Seoul, etc.