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A Four-Story Warehouse in Budapest Has Been Converted Into a Giant Sound System

Although it seems like there's at least a chance that you would go insane after spending more than five minutes inside this place, composer Paul Oomen's The Institute of Spatial Sound in Budapest is a very visually and auditorily interesting project—using four stories of a 19th century Budapest warehouse, Oomen has transformed the building itself into a "new kind of instrument," with 45 omni-directional speakers, eight subwoofers, and a floor that allows sound waves to travel through the entire building. He also painted it "'eigengrau,' a very specific blue-ish black shade, based on what you see with your eyes closed before you fall asleep."
· Inside the Institute of Spatial Sound in Budapest [The Spaces]