World’s Largest Ever 360 Degree Soundscape Created To Launch Quidditch Through The Ages
Last night PrettyGreen worked with Audible and Pottermore who transported mesmerized guests to the final of the Quidditch World Cup, as part of a ground-breaking audio experience to mark the launch of the new audiobook, Quidditch Through the Ages.
Immersed in a first-of-its-kind 360 degree soundscape, hundreds of listeners made history as part of the largest audience for a spatial sound experience at the breathtaking LSO St Luke’s in central London.
Seated in the St Luke’s atrium, the public were transported to a live Quidditch match through a one-off sound spectacular. Hilarious match commentary from the Daily Prophet’s Quidditch correspondent, Ginny Potter (narrated by Imogen Church), and Rita Skeeter (narrated by Annette Badland) echoed around the stadium as the sounds of whizzing snitches, thumping quaffles and the buzz of racing brooms darted from all four corners of the room.
Everyone in attendance received a bespoke listening experience, with no two parts of the venue sounding the same, thanks to some truly magical soundscaping. Pinewood Studios’ award-winning team worked with sonic reality innovators Kinicho using real objects, spatialized sound and Kinicho’s patented Sympan Scene-Scale™ technology to create a vivid Wizarding World through sound. These sounds were then amplified with a web of bespoke lights and LED bulbs to create striking visual effects that mirrored the sounds of the match.
Written by J.K. Rowling as esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp and narrated by BAFTA-nominated actor Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead, Love Actually, Teachers) Quidditch Through the Ages is available to download now at audible.co.uk/quidditch and pottermore.com.
Pottermore will make a proportion of the proceeds from this audiobook available to Comic Relief, and J.K. Rowling’s own international charity Lumos – organisations both of which help some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people to have a better life.
Potter fans can download now and listen at audible.co.uk/quidditch and pottermore.com.