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Learn more about spatial audio composition processes here.

Releasing 14 September 2023

The Liminal app leverages emerging spatial composition techniques to turn the Catholic University of America campus into an immersive, interactive soundscape, reframing the history and features of the campus through music and sound for students, faculty, and visitors. The app is designed to be experienced through your physical presence on campus, and interacted with through your movement, making it different for every visitor, every time. Its composition is centered in the Salve Regina Gallery, and serves as a digital extension of the in-person Liminal exhibition by Will Copps from Sepember-December 2023.

Headphones are not required, but provide the proper spatial audio to best experience the sound localizations and compositional techniques.

Learn more about the app here.

Version 2.0 released 03 June 2022

An on-location musical journey through the history of the Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden, "Spatial Garden" delivers a different kind of spatial music--composed to change depending on your movement, and evolving to reflect significant eras of the Garden's past and future. Version 2.0 of the app has been updated with historical photos, facts, and even speeches from the Museum's groundbreaking for you to explore. Just download the free app for iOS or Android (at home, on your data, or on the Hirshhorn's WiFi) and begin walking through the Sculpture Garden for the full experience. Headphones are highly recommended for the full sound spatialization effects.

Visit the Spatial Garden website to learn more.

Final version released 05 September 2019

Year One is a first-of-its-kind spatial album of eight songs, delivered in augmented reality for iOS devices, and also for mouse/keyboard on PC and Mac. In augmented reality, the different sounds and instruments of the songs populate and begin moving through the space around you. Your movement, tracked by your smartphone, will affect which sounds you hear and change how individual effects are applied to them, making for a different listening experience each time. On PC and Mac, you can navigate the same album with your mouse and keyboard.

Year One contains songs composed specifically for space by TCW. Throughout two years, the group continued to incorporate new music but also build music with other artists, curating a collection of spatial audio tracks that changed with each update. All of those songs are contained in this final release. The app is free.

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Headphones are required for the proper experience.

App released 16 April 2019

Spatial Orchestra is the collaboration between TCW and Cinema-Sonic, whose beautiful orchestra forms the foundation of an immersive interactive experience--notably through augmented reality on iPhone and iPad devices. The app lets you physically walk through your living room or other space, seeing the instruments and hearing them as if they were there. Three different views are available. Newer iPhones and iPads give a better experience; iPhone 6S or newer recommended as a baseline alongside iOS12+.

For those without iPhones and iPads, a desktop version is provided for Mac and PC. This version does not contain augmented reality capabilities, but lets you navigate the orchestra using your keyboard and mouse for an immersive spatial audio experience.

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App released 20 January 2017

Inauguration is a composition written for the landscape between the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. This app uses your phone's GPS and compass capabilities. You will only hear sound if you are standing in the correct geographic location.

Headphones are required for the proper experience.

App released 04 February 2019

The Deep Sound of Space is a collaboration with Peter Gate, scoring the Sutu Palace in Bucharest, Romania. Music written by Peter Gate, with programming and spatial production and effects by TCW. This app uses your phone's GPS and compass capabilities. You will only hear sound if you are standing in the correct geographic location.

Headphones are required for the proper experience.

19 April 2022: Spatial Garden V2 out now, featuring historical photos from the Smithsonian Archives and Ezra Stoller collections, as well as two sonified speeches from the museum's groundbreaking.

7 July 2021: New spatial composition videos added to the composition page.

26 June 2021: Spatial Garden released at the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden.

16 Apr 2019: Spatial Orchestra v1 released in collaboration w/ Cinema-Sonic.

14 Apr 2019: ARAudioGuide updated to version 1.3.

04 Feb 2019: The Deep Sound of Space v1 released.

30 Oct 2018: Year One app updated to V3 with new music from N.E. Hertzberg and TCW.

12 Oct 2018: Inauguration Android app re-built and available again on the Google Play store.

23 Apr 2018: Year One updated with visual interface and new music from TCW and Wall of Trophies. AR Audio Guide updated.

08 Oct 2017: Year One app released; augmented reality iOS app how-to guide 1.0 now available.

12 Aug 2017: V 1.2 of the spatial audio guide is available now. Updates include advanced distance-based audio effect manipulation, rain pattern simulation, and collision-based audio effects.

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