Luxembourg Pavilion Expo 2020 - Sound Scenography by kling klang klong

Luxembourg Pavilion Expo 2020

Sound Scenography

At Expo 2020 the Luxembourg Pavilion was showcasing different resources of the country, from its richness of nature to its multicultural society. In total 5 important facets of Luxembourg were celebrated, which divided the exhibition space into 5 chapters. Our sound scenography created a dramaturgical arch throughout the pavilion while it elevated the exhibition into an emotional journey.

SOUND CONCEPT

Luxembourg Pavilion Expo 2020 - Sound Scenography by kling klang klong

Scoring for the Luxembourg Pavilion meant nothing less than creating the sonic embodiment of the pioneering spirit of Luxembourg: a country with a diverse community and heritage. Therefore Luxembourg’s great musicians, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra became not only the expressive core element of our sound concept, but an integral part of the experience.

We composed 6 orchestra pieces to underpin the different chapters of the exhibition: From the entrance area up until the highlight movie where the pavilion experience culminates.

1. Prologue - Queuing

2. Diverse

3. Connecting

4. Sustainable

5. Enterprising - highlight of the exhibition

6. Beautiful- Epilogue

We composed 6 orchestra pieces to underpin the different chapters of the exhibition:
From the entrance area up until the highlight movie where the pavilion experience culminates. Each composition is inspired by the topic of the corresponding chapter, like Diversity, Enterprising, or Connectivity.
Even though all the pieces evoke a different ambiance, they were designed to seamlessly blend into each other. Together they build a cohesive sonic experience, one big spatial composition that extends over the entire pavilion.

RECORDING THE ORCHESTRA

Scoring for the Luxembourg Pavilion meant nothing less than the sonic embodiment of the country of Luxembourg. Therefore, Luxembourg's own musicians - the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) - became not only the expressive core element in our sound concept, but an integral part of the experience. While the visitors are walking along the physical space, acoustically they are moving through the OPL. This is realised by representing each section of instruments through loudspeakers.

IMPRESSIONS OF THE RECORDING
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IMMERSIVE COMPOSITION

Luxembourg Pavilion Expo 2020 - Sound Scenography by kling klang klong

Sound Scenography treats space as a central parameter of musical experience. Designing the allocation of sound sources in a room can enhance the perception of complex musical materials and thus allows for a more immersive listening scenario. While visitors walked along the slope of the Luxembourg Pavilion, acoustically they were moving through the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra: The assignment of instrument groups to speakers created the illusion of walking between the players during the performance of the orchestra.The intimate closeness granted by the speaker set-up enhanced the film-score style compositions to give visitors an emotional and authentic sound experience.

IMPRESSIONS OF THE PAVILLION
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Our Role
Sound Concept, Sound Design, Composition,
Arrangement, Mixing, Mix & Master, On-site Implementation

Scenography
jangled nerves

Client
Luxembourg @ Expo 2020 Dubai GIE

Conductor
Gast Waltzing

Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Orchestrator
Max Knoth

Year
2020

IMAGE CREDITS

#1
Architecture

METAFORM
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#2
Illustration
Jangled Nerves

#5
Rendering

Jangled Nerves