We are looking forward to exciting submissions and new cooperations for the International Sound Awards 2020. Again, the ISA will be hosted in Hamburg, Germany in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival.
If you want to submit a case, you can do this from 3 February 2020 until 30 April 2020. More information on submission details.
The ISA2020 Sessions and a Get-Together will take place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. You can celebrate the winners of the ISA2020 with us at our Award Show on Thursday, 17 September 2020.
Lexter Ljuddesign developed a soundmasking solution for Swedbank. They designed a soundscape to reduce the possibilities of overhearing the costumers’ conversations with the banking staff including private topics. This soundscape is played through narrow soundshowers in the waiting area to make sure it doesn’t disrupt or annoy the staff.
In the interview at the ISA2019 award show the team explained how their solution is masking human speech while also providing a relaxing atmosphere.
Today we want to share the ISA2019 winner interview of an amazing artistic project entirely focused on sound. Idee und Klang Audio Design created the exhibition ‘Sounds of Silence’ at the Museum für Kommunikation Bern which emphasized the power of silence and invited visitors to take a step out of their comfort zone. They were able to create their own experience in a three dimensional soundscape guided by a voice played through their headphones.
In the interview after the award show Ramon De Marco and Jascha Dormann talked about their approach in the creation of the exhibition and the great possibilities to bring it to another museum.
To start the new year we present the winner interview of another great project focusing on accessibility. Loopfree is a wireless device designed to make live on-stage production easier for people with disabilities. Its programming makes it customizable for different challenges and therefore allows great possibilities for a lot of individuals.
We talked to the developers DJ Arthro, Tim Yates and Vahakn Matossian about the process of the project from the idea to the finished product and about future challenges they have to face.
The creative agency Publimark MullenLowe designed the new sonic identity for The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT). They used typical sounds and traditional instruments of the country to create a mnemonic based on the circle of fifths supporting the visual logo. For their representation of Costa Rica’s character they received an ISAbell.
We spoke to Bernal Chaves, audio branding director of MullenLowe, who told us more about the project and his special connection to the International Sound Awards.
Dear Reality won an ISAbell2019 for their product dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT. It’s a tool designed for mixing of 3D audio in a revolutionary VR workflow. As a leading company in the field of spatial audio algorithms, Dear Reality is setting up the future for immersive audio production.
After the award show, CEO of Dear Reality Achim Fell talked to us about upcoming development in listening habits and his companies approach to #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter.