Sense Of Steel

Sense Of Steel was an ongoing collaborative multi-disciplinary project throughout 2014 exploring the potential for artists to learn from each other’s disciplines. Martyn Ware and artists Tracey Moberley and Sarah Hopkins created a series of works together around the theme ‘the legacy of steel‘ – featuring printmaking, 3D soundscaping, ceramics, embroidery, and painting. In 2015-6 […]

BT Artbox Project

Illustrious were asked to participate as sound artists in the BT Artbox project of 2012. The project saw over 40 British and international artists creating replicas of the original K6 telephone kiosk. The boxes were distributed throughout London in areas including Royal Parks, Soho, Camden, the London Aquarium, and outside Big Ben throughout June and […]

The Sea Inside Us All

A project commissioned by the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland ran a three-month sound mapping project that encouraged members of the public to go out and record their favourite sounds from around the British coastline. ‘Sounds of our Shores’ received over 600 recordings that covered everything from waves and wildlife to amusements and industry, and helped […]

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 […]

Auroral Synapse

A collaborative work between Anna Hill, Iarla O’Lionaird, Jason Bruges and Martyn Ware of Illustrious, Auroral Synapse was a filmic soundscape installation that used magnetic frequencies from the Aurora Borealis and the human voice to interact with the senses. Using recordings made by Hill on a recent visit to Finland, the soundscape was an amalgamation of O’Lionard’s voice, […]

Fast Forward

As part of the Science Museum’s exhibition ‘Fast Forward: 20 ways F1 is changing our world’, Illustrious Company created and installed a 3D soundscape to accompany the physical displays. Fast Forward looked at the science behind Formula 1’s racing machines, and how the industry’s innovations were impacting our everyday lives, from the way we care […]

Large Scale Immersive Audio Experiment

Working in collaboration with Goldsmiths University and Duran Audio, the Large Scale Immersive Audio Experiment provided a chance for students from the college to have their soundscapes played on the backfield of the college using Illustrious’ 3D audio technology. Running for over a fortnight, the installation played a number of pieces created by the Goldsmiths Screenschool and Sound […]

Peter Harrison Planetarium

As part of The Royal Observatory’s five-year extensive redevelopment, Illustrious provided a series of 3D immersive soundscapes and composed a new soundtrack for the museum’s Weller Astronomy Galleries and the Peter Harrison Planetarium. Working in conjunction with design group Thomas Matthews who led the £16 million project, Illustrious created seven interlocking 3D soundscapes for the galleries as […]

The Beatles Show

A permanent feature at The Museum of Liverpool, The Beatles Show is an exhibition telling the story of the group in Liverpool – the birthplace of a musical and cultural revolution that swept the world. Focusing on the city and its unique influence on popular culture, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the sights and […]