A "Pop-up museum" in the heart of New York's Financial District

New York (2019)

SuperReal is an immersive digital art experience lasting more than an hour that welcomes visitors to explore a dreamlike world that includes a maze, a mirrored floor and a majestic space. The experience designed by Moment Factory, in partnership with Cipriani, is scheduled at different times of the year and presented at the iconic grand hall of 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

 

Troublemakers had the mandates of musical direction, musical composition, sound design and on-site integration of audio content.

 

Moment Factory’s creative approach is one of the most interesting aspects of the project from an audio perspective. The choice to integrate music by well-known artists such as Philippe Glass or Jean-Michel Blais into the soundtrack required creative audio editing in order to align emotional musical curves with visual dynamics. Another unique aspect of this project is that most of the musical composition and sound design was produced on site during integration to respect the more than seven-second reverberation of the enormous hall.

 

SuperReal is presented on an annual basis and now competes with creative digital spaces from the New York scene such as Artechouse. The exhibition recently earned a Visual Media Experience nomination at the SXSW 2020 gala.

 

Photos: ©Aude Guivarc’h

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CREDITS

    • Client: Moment Factory

     

    • Musical direction: Marc Bell + Manu Alberola
    • Musical Composition: Louis-Olivier Desmarais
    • Sound design: Louis-Olivier Desmarais + Manu Alberola
    • Recording: Manu Alberola
    • Drums: Fred Bouchard
    • Mixing: Fred Bouchard
    • Audio content integration : Manu Alberola + Louis-Olivier Desmarais
    • Audio system design, integration and spatialization: Jean-Michel Caron
    • Producer: Manu Alberola
    • Audio executive producer: Jean-Sébastien Giard