The Soundome Summer Sessions at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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mary.cody@kilkennypeople.ie

The Soundome Summer Sessions at Castlecomer Discovery Park

The Soundome at Castlecomer Discovery Park

What do you get when you marry classic albums with innovative surround sound technology and geodesic design, a music experience that will rock your world!

The soundome will be in residence at Castlecomer Discovery Park for the duration of the summer. Each week there will be a selections of audio experiences, whether that is listening to a classic album or contemporary audio composers giving a performance. The Soundome will also be hosting children’s listening events during the summer.

What better way to spend a summer’s evening than out in the woods listening to music and enjoying our food and wine under our Canopy Café.  

Upcoming Soundome Events

Friday, July 13

“Kid A” Radio Head

7pm “Kid A” Radio Head

Saturday, July 14

“Peter & the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev”

12pm   “Peter & the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev”

1.30pm   “Peter & the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev”

3pm   “Peter & the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev”

Saturday, July 14

“Dark Side of the Moon” Pink Floyd

7pm   “Dark Side of the Moon” Pink Floyd

Sunday, July 15

“Blade Runner” Soundtrack by Vangelis

3pm   “Blade Runner” Soundtrack by Vangelis

Sunday, July 15

Vivaldi “The Four Seasons” Recomposed by Max Richter

7pm  Vivaldi “The Four Seasons” Recomposed by Max Richter

SOUNDOME is a unique combination of geodesic construction and surround sound technology. Each hub of the structure incorporates a speaker, making it exceptionally suitable for spatial audio reproduction.  With all speakers positioned at the same distance relative to the center of the dome and even angular distribution, it is the ideal setup for 3D spatial audio content and can be used with all common spatialisation techniques including Ambisonics.  

Everyone is familiar with the common blast of stage speakers due to the distance the sound has to travel to the rear of the venue in the lateral sense. SOUNDOME does away with the “blast or barren” approach of traditional sound systems.

Every musician “feels” the music, and now fans can feel it too – exactly as the musician intended. No more bouncing down and compressing material from the studio to fit the constraints of live environments, the sensation of envelopment within SOUNDOME can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their position in the venue.

This means that our geodesic domes in our stunning woodlands are the perfect home for this innovative audio experience.  

Book online at www.discoverypark.ie/booking