Ever since the headset has become a standard way of listening, the native binaural format has made it possible to get back to the essence of the listening experience. Any listener can easily experience it and rediscover that we have been listening in binaural since we were born. And since our birth, we also have the ability to interpret sonic complexity.
For those who work with sound, the sense of hearing is a remarkable gateway to intimacy. Agence du Verbe uses the native binaural format to produce audio experiences intended for headphones, such as walks, shows or museum tours. We create experiences that are very personal and at the same time communal (“together alone”) – like a shared dream in which the feelings are intense enough to change the listeners. They may well feel like they are in the same place at the same time as the dummy head in the recording. This egocentric perspective is also in keeping with our times. Hearing is often the sense of the outside, the environment, connected with the primordial brain and the roots of emotions. It is fascinating to “audio-transport” the listeners into another world with nothing but headphones. And it is also very effective.
Through this amazing format, the public can explore history, immaterial heritage or worlds otherwise inaccessible to us, whether they are real or fictional. The approach is both documentary (through realism) and poetic (through sensation).