New York - Electrosonic New York has installed the HD video theater, cascading background audio and media control system for The Nomadic Museum, a unique structure housing "Ashes and Snow," an exhibition of photographic artwork by Canadian photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert.
The museum, located on the Hudson River Park's Pier 54 at 13th Street, used colorful shipping containers stacked like a checkerboard to form its walls and gently-draped gigantic sails for the roof. Open to the public from March 5 to June 6, The Nomadic Museum is Colbert's vision of a transient structure that would permanently house his exhibition as it tours the world.
Electrosonic New York was charged with installing an HD theater with 20-foot wide screen and 5.1 surround sound at the waterfront end of The Nomadic Museum. Attendees stroll along a walkway flanked with photographs to reach the exhibit's culmination point: a large screen floating in the air and an HD video presentation.
Electrosonic New York built a control room for the HD theater featuring an Electrosonic Media Networks server and Panasonic PT-DW7000U HD projector. A 5.1 surround system, with Tascam MX-2424SE at the head end, feeds 6 channels of audio in the theater and 8 channels of background music throughout the space. Theater speakers are primarily JBL Control 30s.
Electrosonic New York also handled all the background music in The Nomadic Museum. "Thirty SoundTube RS8000I speakers are broken up so there are 8 channels throughout the space," Rich Krzesinski, Electrosonic New York's project manager said. "Each channel is discrete but they are laid out so, as you walk through the space, the music morphs and sounds different depending on what speakers you're closest to. There is a changing mix as you make your way through the space to the theater at the end." Crown amplifiers were used throughout.