Solstice 2016

In 2016 we worked on a project titled “Solstice 2016”,  a pilot for an annual international internet celebration that allowed viewers and listeners to tune into 24 hours of live programming from around the world. Solstice 2016 drew from science, astronomy, and mythology to create a global communication platform for all sorts of indigenous and […]

Music For Total 3D Sonic Immersion

We produced a first-of-its-kind live sound event at the iconic Octagon Centre in Sheffield. The live performance fully immersed guests in the world of 3D sound. The inspiration behind the event was to explore the constantly-evolving relationship between humans and technology, in a new and evolutionary way. The new concept turned the iconic venue’s centre […]

Liquid Histories, Shanghai

Illustrious has created an immense 3D soundscape in collaboration with Central Saint Martins and Aberrant Architects in Shanghai as part of their Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017. LIQUID HISTORIES – ‘The Thames between imaginary and reality’ The title of the installation refers to the way that history can be told through multiple viewpoints and […]

Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle

First premiered as part of a two-hour performance at the Roundhouse in London, ‘Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle’ was a one-off performance/installation of  3D soundscapes by Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware of Illustrious. Staged in a white cloth-lined room, twelve meters in diameter, the event was an immersive experience in which the soundscapes were reflected visually by colored lighting […]

Playstation Party

Featuring performances from Vince Clark and Martyn Ware of Illustrious as well as a special set from pop group Erasure, the Sony Playstation Party was a private event that mixed ambient electronica and pop music using 3D surround sound. Split into two parts, the show began with a performance of ambient electronic music composed by Clark and Ware, […]

The Prisoner

Illustrious created a 3D soundscape covering the entire central piazza of Portmeirion (60m x 30m) playing a giant version of Prisoner soundtracks, and created a world-premiere 3D-sound version of the impressive new Kevin Allen feature film interpretation of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.  

Stand With Syria

For this three-year anniversary event, Martyn produced a 3D sonic installation using Syrian voices, sounds from the camps and music to create a highly emotive and immersive experience using refugee voices as the leading narrative. Martyn Ware comments – “The epic scale of human displacement in the refugee camps comes to life powerfully and emotionally […]

YSL Belle D’Opium

Working alongside SKRAPIC Consulting, Illustrious Company created a 3D Sound installation that featured as part of the multi-sensory “experience room” at the relaunch party of Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance. At the event, attended by a host of celebrities, guests were ushered into the YSL “experience room” in which sounds, smells, and visuals were […]

Everything You Can Imagine …

Everything You Can Imagine is Real was a night hosted by The National Portrait Gallery inspired by Picasso’s circle in Montmartre in the first decade of the 20th century, The Gallery became an artists’ colony featuring a wild cross-pollination of ideas, music, poetry, performance, art, film, and dance.  Curated and produced by Martyn Ware. Contributing […]

Church Of Rare Souls

This audioscape was commissioned as part of The National Festival of Making 2018. It takes the listener on an immersive journey through Tony’s Empress Ballroom, known as ‘the heart and soul of dancing’ in Blackburn. Northern Soul classics were intertwined with human voices and industrial sounds taken from the factory floor. Driving towards a sonic […]