Meet Paul Oomen, composer & technologist & founder of the Spatial Sound Institute talks to us about a well-designed aural environments.
“[AS A CHILD] I WOULD BE HUMMING MELODIES THAT CAME UP SPONTANEOUSLY, AND THAT WOULD EVOKE A WORLD OF SOUNDS IN MY IMAGINATION BEYOND THE MELODIES THEMSELVES,” HE EXPLAINS.Paul Oomen, Composer and technologist
“The more we refine our listening experience, the more we listen spatially,” he explains. “A high-quality experience of listening means a sound system that draws no attention to itself, but draws the attention to the environment, hearing sounds as a part of and moving in the environment. The sound system is only one element, the design of the space, its interior treatment, the social aspects and – not in the least – the sound content are all elements that need to match to transform the experience as a whole.”
For Oomen, this experience relies as much on the active participation of the listener as it does on the quality of the equipment.
THE SOUND OF SUCCESS
A superior auditory experience can be game changing. From the location of the speakers to the quality of the sound, all aspects of the listening solutions in Lexus cars have been carefully designed to ensure a more refined and engaging sound experience every single time. Carving a new art form from an ancient tradition.