Sonos’ The Brilliant Sound Experience pop up opens this weekend

Both audiophiles and Instagrammers alike will enjoy it, if they can get in

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"The Structure of a Song" room features a new track from The National called RYLAN. Each of the pieces of the song are isolated inside of a standalone art structure

Sonos and Google have teamed up for an interactive audio-visual experience this weekend at The Brilliant Sound Experience in Manhattan at 107 Grand Street. In addition to a lounge where you can be one of the first to try out Google Assistant on Sonos, there are three different rooms, with each one offering a very unique experience.

We took a tour of The Brilliant Sound Experience and were blown away by how the experience brings sound to life through interactive visuals.

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The Physics of Sound room

“The Physics of Sound Room” features a trippy light show made up of 236 strands of lights with 1,720 globes. The lights play in sync with the music using an algorithm that produces a different experience each time. The audio system in the room is powered by 18 Sonos Play:5s, one Sonos One, and one Sonos Sub.

The second room, named “The Structure of a Song” features a new track from The National called “RYLAN”. Inside the room, there are seven large isolated installations which each play out a different piece of the track including the drums, strings, keys, bass, and vocals.

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The Emotion of Music room

Last, but not least is the “The Emotion of Music” room which is focused on music’s ability to affect our emotions and mood. Inside the room, visitors get to wear a brainwave measurement headset which visualizes their mood as a projection on the wall.

And the verdict? The Brilliant Sound Experience is indeed brilliant, and it will be enjoyed by audiophiles as much as it will be enjoyed by avid Instagrammers. Unfortunately, all 1500 pre-reserved tickets have already been sold out, but they’ll be accepting some walk-ups.

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