The 5th order Ambisonic Dome at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (DAME) is a unique, state-of-the-art space to work with spatial audio. The DAME contains 45 speakers, allowing for the precise placement of sounds anywhere along a three-dimensional space, giving artists the opportunity to create immersive audio experiences and explore new frontiers of sonic art, virtual reality and multimedia art.
In 2023, we have partnered with Tito Rivas and the Fonoteca Nacional to present a program of Mexican Multichannel Music (MMM). Tito Rivas curated this program featuring works by Tania Rubo, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, CNDSD (Malitzin Cortés), Edmar Soria, and F. Tito Rivas.
This concert is made possible through and exchange of creative work between the School of Arts Media and Engineering and the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Arizona State University and Fonoteca Nacional, Mexico City. The exchange is sponsored by Dr. Garth Paine (ASU) and Dr. F. Tito Rivas (Fonoteca Nacional).
Please click here for the 2023 concert program.
In 2022, with support from a Herberger Institute Research Building and Investment Grant (HIRBI) and AME, guest artists Sarah Belle Reid, Elainie Lillios, and Tito Rivas were invited to ASU for residencies to develop new works for the DAME and give workshops and presentations about their creative practices.
These newly commissioned works were premiered at the 2022 PRISMS festival alongside new pieces by ASU faculty composers Gabriel Bolaños and Garth Paine.
Please click here for the 2022 concert program.
The Dome was designed by Garth Paine with technical director Peter Weisman.