The Future of Sound Begins in the Cube

>May 19, 2017

The Future of Sound Begins in the Cube

CubeFest Features the Latest in Immersive Sound

The Future of Sound Begins in the CubeThe Future of Sound Begins in the Cube

It is difficult to imagine the movie “Jaws” without its famous theme song. With just two alternating notes repeating over and over, becoming faster and faster as it progresses, the piece communicates suspense and impending danger.

According to “Jaws” director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams found the “…signature for the entire movie” with the theme song, crediting it with being responsible for half of the movie’s success.

Sounds can evoke particular places, times, and events. They can be meaningful and emotional, stimulating the senses in a way that visuals cannot.

Sound experiences are a hallmark of the work being done by faculty and students with Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. This work happens in the Cube, a unique campus facility highlighted as one of the premiere spaces by researchers, composers, and musicians to uncover new possibilities for all things audio.

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