For centuries the halls of composers have remained an elusive and hallowed field – hidden playgrounds that have produced some of the most important works of art known to man. Wouldn’t you want to know it is really like inside?
Award-winning composer, producer, and market leader of mediamusic in the Benelux, Stephen Emmer welcomes audiences to a transformative audio experience. Maison Melody AM:PM is one of the world’s first spatial neo-classical concept-albums in both the cutting-edge Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 formats. Listeners are transported into the world of the composer as they explore the synergy between the pieces they create, and the space that they inhabit.
Through state-of-the-art spatial technology and audio design, audiences are taken on a virtual sound-led tour of the space, giving the sensation of total immersion within a three-dimension space. This use of technology connects its listeners directly to Maison Melody AM:PM’s concept as diegetic environmental sounds weave into the tapestry of Emmer’s compositions.
“With this project we wanted to provide insight into not only the fruit of the creative process, but the process itself. Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Formats break down the barrier between artist and listener, placing the audience directly in the composer’s shoes making for a truly immersive experience like no other.”
Maison Melody AM:PM is a reimagining of Stephen Emmer’s previous album Maison Melody. The 10-composition project was a meditative neo-classical exploration of the relationship between an artist and their space. Now with cutting edge technology, this project is fully realised.
The album is only the latest in Emmer’s rich body of work. Stephen has collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, and producers including Tony Visconti, Flood, Trevor Horn, and Steve Power. Stephen was also the musical director behind Holiday on Ice Show ‘Speed’, ‘Platinum’, and ‘Believe’. The Prix de Rome winner more recently supervised Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite and released the acclaimed soul album Home Ground.
Maison Melody AM:PM was composed and performed by Stephen Emmer, mixed by IBC Innovation Award 2021 winner Ronald Prent, and recorded by the award-winning recording engineer behind HBO’s Chernobyl and EA Battlefield 2042, Francesco Donadello.