#950: Darkfield Radio’s Binaural Audio Performances Blur the Lines of Reality

Darkfield Radio have released a couple of binaural audio performances that transform your home into a immersive audio stage. Their experiences are intended to be experienced with another person, each of their own mobile phones at a specific time so that it recreates the feeling of attending a performance.

I had a hard time differentiating between reality & the binaural audio recordings within Darkfield Radio’s Double as it was one of the most immersive audio experiences that I’ve had yet.

I had a chance to talk to Darkfield Radio’s creative directors David Rosenberg and Glen Neath during the Venice VR Expanded Festival, and I’d highly recommend checking out one of their performances before tuning in to hear more about their journey into immersive audio, their creative evolution from site-specific audio performances, to exploring the future of spatialized audio and blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s pre-recorded.

Be warned that their work is within the horror genre, but it’s more in the vein of cultivating some underlying tension rather than cheap jump scares. It can provide a great escape and cathartic release as Halloween in coming up, and give you the feeling of attending a performance without even leaving the comforts of your own home. You can check out the trailers for Double and Visitors down below.


Here’s the trailer for Darkfield Radio’s Double

Here’s the trailer for Darkfield Radio’s Visitors

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