Sound Kitchen, now in its 15th year, recently took place as part of the Prague Quadrennial 2023. Held every four years–as its name suggests– the Prague Quadrennial is an international festival of theatre and stage design that celebrates the diversity of all theatre arts in a holistic and interactive way.
SoundKitchen, as part of PQ2023, provides a unique opportunity for the audio-curious to perform their work and exchange ideas in an experimental and experiential, multichannel and immersive environment.
The collaborative exploration project is organised and co-curated by sound designer, Peter Rice, and Out Board’s Robin Whitaker, with support from a selected team of international sound designers, engineers and artists, as well as manufacturers, committed to the highest quality audio reproduction.
Invited to join the fold for this year’s Sound Kitchen, KV2 Audio supplied loudspeakers and amplification into a system design centred upon a 64- channel TiMax SoundHub spatial audio matrix with Dante.
Analogue output from TiMax supplied six KV2 Audio ESP1000 4x250W amplifiers, driving a total of sixteen KV2 Audio ESD Cube full range loudspeakers and six EX1.5 subwoofers. KV2’s ESD Cubes were distributed through the length of the venue, five per side and five overhead, with subs positioned in pairs at the front, middle and end of the room.
Robin Whittaker hailed the event as, “another year of enjoyable audio exploration”. He added, “SoundKitchen is a very special event and an important, safe and fun space for budding and established sound artists and designers to come together. Every year it’s enlightening".
We were honoured that KV2 Audio accepted our invitation to join us at SoundKitchen.I have the highest respect for KV2 loudspeakers and have been continually impressed with their excellent sound quality. Many thanks to them: their guys were amazing, the ESD Cube loudspeakers sounded fabulous, and the subs were very musical, Robin continued.
KV2 Audio’s CEO George Krampera, was equally pleased: “It’s great to be part of an event like Sound Kitchen that encourages experimentation and pushing the boundaries in audio and performance–ideas that very definitely resonate with us at KV2–and especially here in Prague on our home turf. We were also happy to note how good the system sounded with the TiMax analogue outputs. We hope to be able to collaborate again soon”.