Current projects deal with the challenges of adaptive music, location-specific sound and audiophile 3D immersion for virtual and mixed reality environments.


The Planets

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.

Immerse yourself in an intense musical experience of the planets. You can freely move around and explore the immersive sound field of the orchestra.

Play an auditory treasure hunt that takes you from planet to planet via binaural 3D audio. Listen to the direction from which you hear speech and music and find your destination.

Float on the music, through space, in the park near you.

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Inside MPhil

With the free app “INSIDE MPHIL – St. Nikolai”, developed by Sofilab, you can experience the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra virtually on the meadow behind the church of St. Nikolai near the Munich Gasteig as if the musicians were set up there. With the GPS-connected smartphone and headphones 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: the violins, the oboe, the timpani or whatever you want to hear. This is made possible by the sophisticated smartphone app by Sofilab founder Mathis Nitschke and violist Gunter Pretzel.

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“Flow” by Lars Ullrich and Mathis Nitschke was originally commissioned by Hyundai Card for their 2019 exhibition at Storage in Seoul, Korea, on the 50th birthday of the famous music label ECM Records. “Flow” lets the visitor experience the label’s musical thinking. Constant motion in space and time and horizontal musical development: these are the core attributes to which ECM founder and producer Manfred Eicher dedicated his life’s work.

“Flow” takes the colors of the album cover to render its shapes. Live Particle systems generate a continuous stream of 3D objects in various forms. The choice of forms, their impulse, their distribution and their speed of movement are selected on the basis of a physical 3D engine, whose parameters are automatically tuned to the music currently being played. By creating an abstract landscape from the music, the visitor can explore the music’s fluid dynamics and be part of its organic behavior: The listener is literally drawn into the music.



Small Places

As part of the RE:ECM exhibition at Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea, the sound installation “Small Places” presents the entire music catalogue ever produced by ECM Records. It is inspired by the game of ping-pong which can be regarded as a metaphor for many aspects in music production: the interaction between producer and musician(s), the give and take between the musicians themselves, but also the active interplay between the listener and the music.

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With Audio by Sofilab, ANON: 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 (know for Gattaca, In Time). Starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, the thriller premiered in the US through Netflix on May 4th and in the UK via Sky Cinema on May 11th 2018. Music, Sound design and Sound programming is done by Sofilab.

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Produced by Sofilab, the worlds first Augmented Reality opera, MAYA 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.

Singer Martina Koppelstetter took on the role of „Maya“. She was on a mission. Would she manage to rescue the Cyberspace and with it herself and the humanity?

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Developed by Sofilab, the MAYA augmented reality app reconfigured the standard theatre situation to an installation- and rave-like situation. Experiencing the digital paradise, from which Maya came from, through own smartphones, the audience strolled through the ruins and became the counterpart for Maya, augmenting her loneliness.

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Developed by Sofilab, VERGEHEN is an opera that you walk. Download the VERGEHEN app to your smartphone, take your headphones and walk at the Munich river Isar. You can walk VERGEHEN on any day at any time and in any weather.

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