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Sonos Studio
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Sonos Studio is located in Central London
Sonos Studio
Location within Central London
EstablishedMay 9, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-05-09)
DissolvedJanuary 19, 2016 (2016-01-19) (Los Angeles)
LocationLondon, E2
Coordinates51°31′29″N 0°04′28″W / 51.524756°N 0.074484°W / 51.524756; -0.074484Coordinates: 51°31′29″N 0°04′28″W / 51.524756°N 0.074484°W / 51.524756; -0.074484
Type
OwnerSonos
Websitestudio.sonos.com

The Sonos Studio (colloquially the SONOS studio) is an art gallery and studio established in May 9, 2012 and owned by American consumer electronics company Sonos. It was originally located in Los Angeles, United States, but a second gallery was set up in London, United Kingdom, on September 23, 2015 and the original location was dissolved on January 19, 2016. The Studio also had temporary pop-up locations that have included New York City and Amsterdam from 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The gallery combines collections of Sonos' products, art and technology, but also hosts musicians in certain events where a band or solo artist performs at the location. The admission, as well as other supplies that are stated, is free of charge.

Overview[edit]

The Studio's admission is free[1] and houses Sonos's products and wireless speakers, usually blended in a setting where it can be demonstrated live or in an art formation, blending art with technology.[2] The building is acoustically tuned and refined to house the products and improve experience within initiation of the exhibit.[3]

History[edit]

After the creation of Sonos in 2002 and its corporate growth and increasing popularity, the Sonos Studio was established on May 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, which was inaugurated with Center of Attention, an interactive exhibit and show by Luke Fishbeck.[1] The xx constructed an installation called Missing to promote Coexist in November.[4] On February 2013, Beck held an event at the gallery to promote Song Reader, complete with modular synthesizers and other instruments to play the songs listed in the book.[5][6] In July, Sonos collaborated with Softlab to create their "Light House" concept from July 25 to August 25, which was powered with Sonos's Play:3, Play:5 and SUB smart speakers and was hosted by The Crystal Method initially.[7] Sonos also debuted at the 2013 Amsterdam Dance Event in October for five days.[8]

On February 2014, Schoolboy Q hosted a listening party at Sonos Studio for his Oxymoron release.[9] Charli XCX also hosted an event in June.[10] In September, Blue Note Records had a pop-up store in the gallery with partnership with Amoeba Music.[11] From September 30 to October 5, Sonos Studio was set up and configured in New York City[12][13] It hosted events such as An Evening with Danny Brown, hosted by Danny Brown and presented by Sonos and Pandora,[14] an interactive map of New York City made out of 300 Play:1 speakers and 4 SUB subwoofers, in which 180 of the speakers were reconfigured to hold LED lighting,[15] custom-made speakers using Autodesk products and Sonos components[16] and an installation called Ancient Chaos, built by Dev Hynes and The Principals.[17]

On January 2015, Sonos created an exhibition called Sound Affects: Music and Mood, an interactive experience in which to study a person's intersection with music.[18] In July, Miguel promoted Wildheart at the gallery, while also teasing a new song albeit not performing it.[19] On September 23, Sonos Studio announced a second permanent location in London.[20] On October, Sonos Studio also opened for three days at the 2015 Amsterdam Dance Event[21] and officially opened the Studio in London at the same month,[22] In January 2016, the Studio in Los Angeles was permanently closed, with its last event being fronted by The Gaslamp Killer.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Sonos Studio: Listening, Sonos-style". Sonos. May 9, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Karel Bouley, Charles (February 28, 2013). "Sonos & The Lash: Two of the Coolest Places in Los Angeles". The Blog. Retrieved November 1, 2016 – via Huffington Post.
  3. ^ Wilson, Kevin (November 6, 2013). "Hanging at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles". Sound&Vision. Retrieved November 1, 2016 – via TEN: The Enthusiast Network.
  4. ^ "Missing: An Interactive Installation by The xx at Sonos Studio". YouTube. November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Beck Song Reader Exhibition at Sonos Studios". Moog Music. February 21, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Westhoff, Ben (February 14, 2013). "Exclusive: Beck Exhibition Coming to Sonos Studio Next Week, and Beck Himself!". LA Weekly. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sonos and SOFTlab light up the Sonos Studio". Sonos. July 18, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sonos Studio at ADE Amsterdam". Sonos. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Recap: Schoolboy Q ~ Sonos Studio ~ L.A. TACO". Lataco. February 19, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "Event Recap: Charli XCX At Sonos Studio". Magnetic Magazine. June 12, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  11. ^ Gil, Billy (September 17, 2014). "Check Out Amoeba's Blue Note Pop-Up Shop at Sonos Studio". Amoeba Music. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "New York City". Sonos Studio. September 29, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  13. ^ O'Kane, Sean (October 1, 2016). "The stunning sights and sounds of the Sonos art exhibit". The Verge. Retrieved November 1, 2016 – via Vox Media.
  14. ^ "LIVE at Sonos Studio NYC Danny Brown". Entertainment Scoop. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  15. ^ Moynihan, Tim (October 4, 2014). "This Interactive Map of NYC Is Made of 180 Morphing Speakers". Wired. Retrieved November 1, 2016 – via Condé Nast.
  16. ^ "Sonos Studio NYC: September 30 – October 5". Sonos. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  17. ^ Hu, Ray (October 3, 2014). "The Principals and Devonte Hynes Present 'Ancient Chaos,' an Immersive Sound Installation, at the Sonos Studio in NYC". Core77. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  18. ^ Sproul, Suzanne (January 5, 2015). "Sonos Studio L.A. aims to put visitors in the mood with 'Sound Affects' exhibit". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved November 1, 2016 – via Digital First Media.
  19. ^ Buenneke, Katie (July 14, 2015). "Miguel Dropped Knowledge at Sonos Studios Last Night". LA Weekly. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Sonos Studio London Is Here". Sonos Store. September 23, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  21. ^ "Get up close and personal at the Sonos Studio – News – Amsterdam Dance Event". Amsterdam Dance Event. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  22. ^ "Sonos Open New Permanent Space, Sonos Studio London". Huh Magazine. October 16, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  23. ^ Sandy. "Sonos Studio says goodbye with killer blowout headlined by Gaslamp Killer". Grimy Goods. Retrieved November 1, 2016.