Named by Variety as “the rarest jewel in the crown of the festival-going experience,” the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado will once again showcase a complete Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema sound system in its Werner Herzog Theatre. Custom designed for the Herzog, the Meyer Sound system is anchored by Acheron® screen channel loudspeakers featuring a sonic linearity and accuracy that defines CEO John Meyer’s philosophy of sound reproduction. Scheduled for September 4-7, the 2015 festival will be the fifth year that the two renowned Bay Area organizations have partnered to create the best venue for film.
“Part of the Telluride magic is that we offer extraordinarily special film experiences on all fronts—from the initial curation, to the visual projection, to the experience of sound,” says Julie Huntsinger, Telluride Film Festival executive director. “John Meyer is a true visionary in the sound world, and Meyer Sound’s valued partnership with our festival demonstrates the commitment of both organizations to providing the absolute best for our audiences.”
John Meyer says: “With Acheron, we are now able to offer the cinema audience the aural equivalent to a 4K visual. More and more, film audiences are starting to realize that sound matters. Though the importance of sound in film has long lagged behind the visual, Telluride’s Werner Herzog Theatre offers a rare opportunity for fans and stars to set aside their ‘roles’ and truly experience film as the director and sound artists intended. It is an honor to showcase our cinema technology to such a discerning audience.”
Founded by John and Helen Meyer in 1979, Meyer Sound sets the industry standard for audio solutions across the board. Perhaps best known for its sound reinforcement used on top concert tours, Meyer Sound is also acclaimed for installations in classical concert halls, sports stadiums, airports, churches, and on the Broadway stage. In the cinema world, Skywalker Sound, Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in London, DreamWorks Animation, and James Cameron’s Lightstorm have adopted Meyer Sound systems, which are making steady progress into the exhibition world with screens in Germany, Scandinavia, South Korea, and various locations in the US.
Now a global company with more than 300 employees worldwide, Meyer Sound has acquired more than 40 patents. Steadfastly committed to innovation, Meyer Sound builds its products at its headquarters in Berkeley, allowing for the accuracy, quality control, and precision for which the company is known.
About the Werner Herzog Theatre System:
Transformed from an ice-staking rink for the festival, the 650-seat Werner Herzog Theatre is named after the renowned German film director.
The 7.1 surround Meyer Sound system at the Werner Herzog Theatre is anchored by three Acheron 100 screen channel loudspeakers, each paired with an Acheron LF screen channel loudspeaker. Dolby 7.1 surround sound is provided by 22 HMS-12 cinema surround loudspeakers, controlled low end is provided by 10 X-800C studio subwoofers, and the entire system is driven and aligned by a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with three Galileo 616 processors.
For presentations, panels, and commentaries accompanying the screenings, the theatre deploys two UPQ-1P loudspeakers and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 408 processor.
About Telluride Film Festival (TFF):
The prestigious Telluride Film Festival ranks among the world’s best film festivals and is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and critics. TFF is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. TFF’s long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. Each year’s film lineup is kept secret until Opening Day, and consists of over two dozen filmmakers presenting their newest works, special guest director programs, three major tributes to guest artists, special events, and remarkable treasures from the past. TFF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational program with headquarters located in Berkeley, Calif.