Innovative Listening

MAYA by Sofilab
Augmented Reality Sound Installation in MAYA

What are the new forms of listening enjoyment in the immersive and interactive environment we live in today?

Sofilab contributes to answering this question by developing innovative artistic projects that combine traditional forms of sonic expression with fresh approaches to audience participation and the use of emerging sound technologies, always based on a deep understanding of the history and nature of music and sound.

Sofilab brings together the most talented artists, technologists and designers in their field, seniors and juniors alike, many of whom working in a interdisciplinary way, to achieve its goal: to create the truly fascinating and captivating sound and music experiences of the 21st century. 


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Sound and Music

Sofilab initiates projects and starts research on the topics of digital music practice, media and sound art, games and interactive sonic communication.

THE PLANETS: an inter-galactic soundwalk in 3D audio

Created by Sofilab, the app Planets lets you Experience the famous orchestral suite "The Planets" by Gustav Holst, played by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, as an interactive audio walk in a park near you. All you need is a smartphone and headphones.

Play an auditory treasure hunt that takes you from planet to planet via binaural 3D audio.

SMALL PLACES: Sound installation

Created by Sofilab, Small Places presents the entire music catalogue ever produced by ECM Records as a sound installation.

Listeners sit opposite of each other, only divided by thin gauze. Light changes illuminate alternately the listener on the one side, then on the other, each time transforming the listener into an actor and vice-versa: The listener becomes the art object in the gallery.

FLOW: Realtime 3D audio-visual installation

Conceived by Sofilab and created by digital artist Lars Ullrich, "Flow" lets the visitor experience the motion inside the music of ECM Records. 

By creating an abstract landscape from the music, it allows the visitor to explore the music's fluid dynamics and let him be part of its organic behavior: The listener is drawn into the music.

INSIDE MPHIL: Listen inside the orchestra

Created by SofilabInside MPhil  is a sophisticated smartphone app which allows you walk inside the sound of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra.

Enabled by GPS and binaural sound processing you enter the orchestra acoustically and hear the instruments as if you were standing next to them, just as the musicians hear themselves and their colleagues.

ANON Escape the murder: Smartphone VR Game

With Audio by SofilabANON: Escape the Murder is a first person adventure game series based on the world of ANON the film created by critically acclaimed and award winning director Andrew Niccol (known for Gattaca, In Time). 

Sound design and Sound programming by Sofilab.

MAYA: Mixed-Reality-Techno-Opera

Produced by Sofilab, the opera staged the former heating plant Munich-Aubing as a historic site.

Through the AR-app on the own smartphone, the spectator betook himself in the perspective of a new civilization in the distant future, and looked back in amazement on the demise of our current civilization in the near future.

Industrial Sound Design

The Hopium Machina Vision with UX sound design by Sofilab

As a result of its artistic reseach and development, Sofilab engages also in industrial sound design.

ActorSound(TM) by Sofilab is a methodology to create individualized sound communication between machine and user on the basis of a dramaturgical analysis of the situation. We transform a machine into a living character by using sound.

Our theatrical point of view transforms also your brand into a character. Talk to us, we’re happy to hear about your story.


In addition to the realization of our own projects, we love to contribute to your ideas and projects.

Sonic Experience and Interface Design

  • Voice UX and UI Design
  • Adaptive Sonic User Interface Design assisted by Artificial Intelligence
  • Application of our proprietary methodologies ActorSound, SoundThread and LiveInside, developed from our expansive Artistic Research
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    Volumetric Audio Design for Immersive VR, AR, and XR

  • Binaural Mixing for Headphones
  • Audio Middleware Integration in Game Engines
  • Dialog and Foley Production
  • Interactive Sound Design and Authoring Sound Propagation, Virtual Acoustics, and Spatially Informed Audio Rendering
  • Interactive and Adaptive Music Creation

  • Music Direction, Composition, and Production
  • Adaptive Music for Interactive Media
  • Immersive Music Recording and Mixing
  • Spatial Mixes for Immersive Speaker Setups like Dolby Atmos or Auro3D
  • Audience Development and Music Mediation

  • Application of the newest trends in Digital Technology to established Art Forms
  • Creation of Interactive Sound Installations
  • Development of Smartphone Apps and Websites
  • Workshops and Training
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Sofilab works at the crossroads of art, industry and technology.

    Clients and Partners

    At Sofilab, artists, musicians, technologists and entrepreneurs work together with institutions and partners, often co-financed through sponsors and funds.

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