Watch and listen to art at Vivid Sydney 2024

Sydney, Australia, May 2024 – On an unprecedented scale at Vivid Sydney 2024, 24 May to 15 June, visitors will be able to discover a whole new way of experiencing immersive, super-sized light and animations with their own personalised cinematic quality audio.

The Cinewav innovation, means spectators can fully appreciate the aural design of Vivid Sydney artworks from anywhere: on the water, from across the harbour, from the top of a building and more.

Cinewav is a world-first technology that allows users to listen to a clear, crisp soundtrack on their smartphone perfectly in-sync with a public show. 
Cinewav has worked with local expert suppliers such as TDC – Technical Direction Company, Mandy Lights and The P.A. People, to integrate its app into spectacular light installations at Vivid Sydney 2024. All visitors need to do is download the Cinewav app  (Apple app or Google Play store) on their smart phone, get the audio ticket and press ‘Play’ when they're watching the large projections - they should also remember to bring earphones / headphones - for a truly immersive experience.

Cinewav Founder, Jason Chan added: “Bringing high-fidelity sound to anyone no matter where they stand while they watch the large the life projections elevates the immersive experience. People around the harbour area including on cruise ships or in restaurants will be able to experience the astonishing visuals in perfect sync with the bespoke soundtrack.”

Cinewav is being used across Vivid Sydney at the following sites: 

  • Lighting of the Sails: Echo by Julia Gutman: Sydney Opera House
  • Barani: Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Synthetic Hum[ai]nity: ASN Clocktower, 6 Circular West, The Rocks
  • Sea, Sand and Stars: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks
  • Our Connected City: Circular Quay
  • Window Dressing: UTS, Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, Ultimo
  • Love is in the Air: (Drone Show) Circular Quay and The Rocks

About Cinewav
Founded in 2018, Cinewav is dedicated to enriching the viewer experience by providing outstanding, cinematic quality audio. Leveraging smartphones to deliver synchronised audio allows intimate, personalised audio experiences at scale reaching up to hundreds and thousands at once. Research and development facilities are in Singapore.

About Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney is Australia’s largest festival celebrating creativity, innovation and technology, and transforms Sydney into a kaleidoscope of colour and events for 23 nights. Staged for its 14th year in 2024, Vivid Sydney will bring together mesmerising displays from the world’s brightest light artists, exhilarating live music performances, deep-dive discussions with thought leaders, and innovative experiences from food creatives. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.  



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