The Cinema as a Concert Hall for the 21st Century – Alexis Bhagat

At the beginning of the 21st Century, “The Cinema” existed as a standardized built platform for the distribution of multi-channel audio compositions. With the exception of the New York Metropolitan Opera (with its Live HD Saturday Broadcasts), music and audio art presenters are not making use of this standardized platform. This lecture by the curators of ((audience)) addressed those barriers and asked the question of “Why movie theaters?” with a counter-question “Why art galleries?” At MEGAPOLIS, the history of sound art in the gallery space was interwoven with a history of concert hall architecture and cinema sound, to bring us to the present day, and a shimmering awareness of the potential of the cinema as a place for profound listening experiences.