Genelec sponsors The Walk to Fisterra

The Walk to Fisterra projectGenelec is a proud sponsor of The Walk to Fisterra project and has supplied its 1037C monitors to facilitate the ambitious recording vision of project engineer, Kyle Pyke.

The Walk to Fisterra has seen world renowned cellist, Dane Johansen, embark on a musical pilgrimage along the ancient el Camino de Santiago. Along the 600 mile route from France to Spain’s Atlantic coast Johansen is carrying his cello and will be stopping in ancient churches on route to perform and record Bach’s Suites. The team’s challenge is already underway, having set off in May, and is set to finish in mid-June.

“This is an extremely exciting vision and one we are very proud to be supporting,” says Lars-Olof Janflod, Marketing and PR Director at Genelec. “In each church the Fisterra team will run an impulse response using our 1037C monitors to take a reading of the sonic state of each space which they will aim to recreate for future audiences.”

“The loudspeaker will send out a signal for 30 seconds, starting at 20 Hertz and running all the way up to 20,000 Hertz. That signal will bounce off the walls of the church and come back to be absorbed by our microphone array. We will use the information collected to create a 3-dimensional sound map of the acoustic space, enabling us to recreate that sonic space for audiences in the future,” says Dane Johansen.

Recording engineer Kyle Pyke says, "Genelec signing on as one of our partners was a huge step forward for our project. Their monitors can be found in nearly every recording studio in the world, and knowing that we have an industry standard speaker to run our impulse response sweeps gives me confidence that we will capture the most accurate response from every hall."

For the project, Genelec has supplied a pair of its 1037C, a three-way active monitoring system including loudspeaker drivers, speaker enclosure, multiple power amplifiers and active, low signal level crossovers. The unique Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW) Technology used provides excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance even in difficult acoustic environments, making it well suited to Dane and Kyle’s requirements.

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