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Cube Fest 2018, Leading Immersive Sound Technology

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Project ended on May 27, at 08:00 AM EDT
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Cube Fest 2018, Leading Immersive Sound Technology

Help Virginia Tech lead a revolution in sound


Faculty, staff, and students working in Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) are on the front line leading a revolution in sound. They are charging forward through the field of immersive sound with a unique resource at their fingertips—the Cube in the Moss Arts Center. A four-story, high-tech venue and laboratory, the Cube is outfitted with 149 multichannel audio speakers, a robust motion capture system, and a two-story-tall, 360-degree immersive projection screen called the cyclorama, making it the only facility of its kind in the world. Artists, musicians, scientists, and researchers from around the globe visit the Cube to be part of this revolution.

Cube Fest, this year on August 9-12, is a spatial music festival with performances for the public and a VIP package of hands-on, behind-the-scenes, and creative opportunities for fellow revolutionists. Cube Fest will bring together a group of 20 international audio technology experts, computer engineers, music technology experts, musicians, and composers who will present performances of original compositions created for the Cube and preexisting works, including music by the late David Bowie.

The goal of Cube Fest is to gather a collaborative community around spatial music, immersive aural experiences, and 3D audio technology. On an international scale, Cube Fest is a unique program. While similar spatial music festivals exist in national and international university settings, they exist as an academic exploration of spatial music and audio technology. Cube Fest represents a one-of-a-kind festival designed for general audiences, as well.

Cube Fest 2018 guest artists (l-r): Takako Minekawa and Dustin Wong, Anna & Elizabeth, and Christopher Willits

This $5,000 will support this year’s featured guest artists, Christopher Willits, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, and Anna & Elizabeth, who each will bring wildly diverse styles and sounds to amp up this year’s fest.

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INNOVATORS understand the importance to breaking new ground with Cube Fest. Five signs an innovator donation is right for you: 1-If you are adventurous and are willing to try new things 2-If you are never quite satisfied with what you did yesterday 3-If you speak up and ask questions 4-If your sentences ever start with, “You know what would be cool…” 5-If your personal philosophy is, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”



It takes one to know one. The faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists involved in Cube Fest are ACHIEVERS in sound technology. An achiever level donation is a match for anyone who loves to see the status quo disrupted and new ground broken.



Creative, quick thinking, and resourceful, the VISIONARY gets the big picture and has an excellent ability to understand concepts. A visionary level donation might be right for anyone who gets how important it is for Virginia Tech to lead the charge in the evolution of sound.



Driven to lead, the REVOLUTIONIST sees change coming, knows change is needed, and gives it that push. The faculty, staff, students, and artists involved in Cube Fest are leading the revolution in sound, and they need support from anyone who shares their passion for radically creative change.

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