Created by: QLD Conservatorium Research Centre – Vanessa Tomlinson – Co-Project Leader, Karin Schaupp – Co-Project Leader, Bruce Wolfe – Architect, Dr Hassan Karampour – Engineer, Jim Redgate – Luthier.
Assisted by Robbie McGavin (DAF), Cath Patterson (Associate, Philip Chun), Ian McFarlane (GU – Engineering) and Andrew McDonald (GU – Architecture)
Are you ready to be blown away by the world’s largest acoustic guitar?
Step into THE IMMERSIVE GUITAR and see how an instrument looks from the inside. Play the walls and the strings and feel the music this oversized immersive guitar creates.
THE IMMERSIVE GUITAR is an instrument, a meeting place and a space for contemplation and conversation. Be inspired as you explore this unique blend of design, engineering, acoustics and sustainability.
About the Creators
Karin Schaupp – Lecturer in guitar at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and an acclaimed concert guitarist. Her collaborative work spans music, theatre, dance and film.
Bruce Wolfe – A visionary architect who has led prominent projects including the Queensland Children’s Hospital and the Piano Mill.
Jim Redgate – This master luthier thinks outside the box when it comes to crafting guitars, using innovative materials to create revolutionary new designs.
Dr Hassan Karampour – Senior lecturer at the Griffith University School of Engineering and Built Environments, he consults to industry on modelling, manufacturing and design.
Vanessa Tomlinson – Professor at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and a renowned percussionist, awakening our ears to new sounds in new spaces.
Jocelyn Wolfe – An adjunct of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, researching connections between architecture and sound.