Le Laboratoire Cambridge To Explore Vocal Vibrations With Debut Exhibit

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oRb (C) by Tod Machover and his team at the MIT Media Lab, with Bold Design. Photo: Studio bold-design for Le Laboratoire

oRb (C) by Tod Machover and his team at the MIT Media Lab, with Bold Design. Photo: Studio bold-design for Le Laboratoire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and discovery, will open in Cambridge on October 31 with Vocal Vibrations, an exhibit in which carefully crafted music and specially designed objects promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation. Le Laboratoire Cambridge is dedicated to the development of the most radical ideas that transform the way we learn, imagine and evolve.

The exhibit, created by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, both professors at the MIT Media Lab, invites visitors to enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings of soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, this inspired and masterful music blends ancient vocal traditions and futuristic sonorities, creating a powerful journey that is both bracingly alive and deeply comforting. Continue reading

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