At most concerts, the quality of your experience depends on the location of your seats and the acoustics of the venue.
Unless you’re at the Close Talker 3D Immersion Tour.
Building on the concept of a silent listening party or a silent disco, Close Talker spent eighteen months working with global tech companies and audio to craft this live, 3D, and 360-degree music immersion.
Audience members are seated and experience the concert through a pair of high-quality headphones. The headphone mix utilizes 3D binaural mixing technology that is processed in real time, so the audience feels as if they’ve been plunked down on stage, surrounded by the music.
With funding through Creative Saskatchewan’s Tour Support Grant, Close Talker used the 3D Immersion Tour to introduce their newest album, ‘How Do we Get There?’, prior to its release on August 20, 2019.
Audiences were capped at approximately 64 people, creating an intimate experience. Previous fans were excited to take in the new music before its release, and new fans were drawn in by the unique immersion experience. Thirteen of the fourteen tour dates sold out and nearly every show ended with a well-deserved standing ovation.
The band’s audio engineer/front house mixer, Kellan Thackeray, believes that this sort of immersion concert could one day be scaled up to seat 500 people as better wireless technology develops.
To look behind the scenes of the 3D Immersion Tour, visit closetalker.ca/immersion.