Project Type

Middle Term


Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler

Guest Lecturer(s)

Charlotte Triebus

Area of Expertise

Design Theory and Research


On January 28, 2016, KISD – Köln International School of Design hosted the vernissage of the exhibition “Seven Spaces“ – a presentation of exhibits and samples that experiment with music and two- and three-dimensional visualization and its correlation.

In cooperation with designer and perfomance artist Charlotte Triebus, KISD students developed individual approaches in order to transform music tracks of the CD production “Seven Spaces“ by sound engineer Patrick Leuchter into spatial installations and thereby new contextualization. The special feature of the album is that it has been recorded with binaural recording technique. Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. Binaural recording creates a realistic spatial impression via headphone replay. The installations of the exhibition “Seven Spaces“ now highlighted the innumerous possibilities of how features and dimensions of this particular binaural sound can be interpreted. The two- and three-dimensional visualizations reflected the temporal and spatial course of the acoustic movements and opened up a dialogue between sound, structure, line, surface, and space .

Concept and Organization
Charlotte Triebus in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler

Exhibition Curation
Katharina Stahlhofen and Alexander Tackenberg