Sound Mandala

By Sound Mandala

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Company Name: Sound Mandala

City/State: Kansas City, MO

Ratings: All Ages

Premiere: Yes

Venue: Olsen Performing Arts Center, UMKC

Show Times:

6:00 PM Friday, July 19
7:30 PM Friday, July 19
9:00 PM Friday, July 19
10:30 PM Friday, July 19
3:00 PM Saturday, July 20
4:30 PM Saturday, July 20
6:00 PM Saturday, July 20
7:30 PM Saturday, July 20
9:00 PM Saturday, July 20
10:30 PM Saturday, July 20
3:00 PM Sunday, July 21
4:30 PM Sunday, July 21
6:00 PM Sunday, July 21
7:30 PM Sunday, July 21
6:00 PM Monday, July 22
7:30 PM Monday, July 22
9:00 PM Monday, July 22
6:00 PM Tuesday, July 23
7:30 PM Tuesday, July 23
9:00 PM Tuesday, July 23
6:00 PM Wednesday, July 24
7:30 PM Wednesday, July 24
9:00 PM Wednesday, July 24
6:00 PM Thursday, July 25
7:30 PM Thursday, July 25
9:00 PM Thursday, July 25
10:30 PM Thursday, July 25
6:00 PM Friday, July 26
7:30 PM Friday, July 26
9:00 PM Friday, July 27
10:30 PM Friday, July 28
3:00 PM Saturday, July 27
4:30 PM Saturday, July 27
6:00 PM Saturday, July 27
7:30 PM Saturday, July 27
9:00 PM Saturday, July 27
10:30 PM Saturday, July 27


The Sound Mandala is an immersive audio system that distributes sound to dozens of independent loudspeakers and moves sounds through space in ways never heard before. The show will consist of music mixed from the original multi-track sound recordings that are mixed across the many loudspeakers and featuring sounds programmed to move about the space.

Program content will feature pop, rock, jazz and Celtic tracks, and featuring several short scenes with voiced actors and sound effect collages.

The Sound Mandala is a new way of listening to recorded sounds, in a room full of loudspeakers arranged in a matrix allowing for a wide variety of sound distribution and motion. In the auditory domain, the Sound Mandala imitates the visual trick of film motion by placing dozens of loudspeakers into a space organized into a matrix of lines and rows, then dividing, or spreading a sound along these lines and rows to create a sinuous ‘motion’ of sound. This summer the Sound Mandala will present a show on the KC Fringe Festival featuring an 80-loudspeaker channel system in a black box theatre seating 40 people. We refer to the Sound Mandala as a ‘Mecca-concept’----you must go there to have the experience. As this invention becomes commercialized and we experiment with visual images, this Mecca-concept will be a decided advantage to a film presenter---an advantage movie theatres do not enjoy today. The Sound Mandala experience cannot be duplicated in the home or in a car.


Tom Mardikes
Jon Robertson
Thomas Newby
Gianna Agostino
Daisy Melton
Paul Vedros
Sam Toskin

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Kansas City, MO 64141-5001