Vinyl Label Bohemian DripsUses ADAM A8X Monitors For "Speicher" ConcertsADAM Users
On July 15th and 16th of 2017, bohemian drips, a Berlin based vinyl label and collective, hosted six concerts in the two adjoining water reservoirs of Prenzlauer Berg, both of which feature singular architectural and acoustic characteristics. The „small“ reservoir features a reverb time of up to 6 seconds, while the larger tank challenges the musicians and the audience with up to 18 seconds of reverb and unique echo-effects. ADAM Audio helped making this special event happen by providing eight ADAM A8X studio monitors which were used in a surround system.
“The speakers work as independent musical instruments and are in constant interaction with the acoustics of the larger water reservoir. Considering the exceptional and challenging reverb time, a high level of precision of sound representation is absolutely mandatory to allow the musicians to achieve the intended effects. The ADAMs were more than capable of delivering the required precision, especially in the low end”, said Alexander Meurer from the bohemian drips team.
“The ADAMs were more than capable of delivering the required precision, especially in the low end”
Richard Scott, Axel Doerner, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kulku, Duchamp and many other artists from different backgrounds had been invited to develop performances in interaction with the spaces. The musical range spanned from free improvisation on electronics and objects, avant-jazz, minimal composition, to drone and bruitism.
After several productions and releases (e.g. in the previously mentioned reservoirs) that focus on capturing and staging music performances in settings with distinctive acoustics, „Speicher“ marks the first bohemian drips event framed by the space itself as a compositional dimension. All concerts were recorded binaurally with a head simulator.