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Sennheiser Drives Interactive Art
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nvisible Cities, the world's first
large-scale opera for wireless
headphones, has completed
performances at Los Angeles'
Union Station.
At the heart of the production,
which was staged within the largest
railway terminal in the western US
and its outdoor courtyards, was
Sennheiser's new Digital 9000
wireless system. The microphone
system delivered uncompressed,
artefact-free audio night after night
to patrons donning Sennheiser
wireless headphones.
The opera, a collaboration among
The Industry, L.A. Dance Project
and Sennheiser, was written by
Christopher Cerrone and based on
the 1972 novel by Italo Calvino.
The narrative, which is
accompanied by an 11-piece
live orchestra captured by a
selection of Sennheiser and
Neumann microphones, takes
audience members on an artistic,
multi-sensory journey throughout
the terminal.
Thanks to professional and
consumer wireless technology
from Sennheiser, neither the

Invisible Cities attendees listened to
the opera on wireless headphones

performers nor the audience
members are restricted by the
typical spatial confines of a
theatre, and participants are invited
to experience the opera from an
almost infinite number of different
perspectives.
Performances were broadcast to
performers and audience members
using Sennheiser's state-of-theart wireless technology. Audience
participants were able to experience
the entire performance using
wireless consumer headphones from
the Sennheiser RS 120 II system.
From a technical perspective,
the star of Invisible Cities was the
Sennheiser Digital 9000 system,

which delivered eight channels of
audio throughout the facility and
captured every delicate nuance of
the libretto.
The components of the Digital
9000 system used in the opera
included the EM 9046 digital receiver,
SK 9000 bodypack transmitters and
MKE 1 clip-on microphones.
Running in parallel with Digital
9000 was Sennheiser's 2000 series
IEM system, which handled in-ear
monitoring duties for each of the
singers and dancers and ensured
their performances were in lock step
with the musical score.
EK 2000 IEM receivers, IE 8
earbuds and SR 2050 IEM twin
transmitters were accompanied by
a highly complex antenna system to
eliminate multipath issues.
Sound designer Martin Gimenez
specified a diverse collection of
Sennheiser evolution microphones
as well as Neumann microphones
to cover each instrument in the
11-piece orchestra.
At the opposite end of the signal
chain were four hundred wireless
consumer headphones from the
Sennheiser RS 120 II system, which

delivered premium quality sound
to the audience members during
each performance.
The success of Invisible Cities'
initial run has been recognised
by the City of Los Angeles. Since
completing its performances there,
The Industry has entertained offers
for performances in Bordeaux,
France and other locations in 2014.

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in Union Station

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InNews: Russia's Channel One Looks to Elemental
InNews: Eurosport Teams With SNTV for News Content
InStudio: Integration Is the Aim, but Is Our Aim True?
InGear: Chopperguy Relies on Aja Ki Pro Mini
InGear: NBC Olympics to Utilise Five Artemis Consoles
InGear: Sony Reduces 4K Camcorder Size
InMedia: The Connected Room 1990 – 2020 & Beyond
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In Broadcast - February 2014 - Contents
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