Metronome, London
London Design Biennale 2021

Metronome at London Design Biennale 2021 

LINQ-X coordinated the entire soundscape, bringing both K-array and Moodsonic together in order to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Inspired by ‘In Search of Lost Time’ in Swann’s Way from Marcel Proust, Metronome aims to create a time bubble for visitors to reconnect with themselves, time and involuntary memories using their senses. 


Metronome offers a multi-sensory experience that aims to trigger a combination of visual, olfactory and sound emotions, and plunge spectators into a meditative internal journey. The installation will create a symphony of sound and fragrance, offering a calming and reflective space in the aftermath of 2020’s intense disruption. 

While the pendulum swings in the centre of the room, a sound experience – designed by the immersive soundscape creators at Moodsonic and delivered through a surround sound system developed by Steve Lastro and K-Array– is intended to trigger an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). This is a tingling sensation, usually intitiated by sound, that typically begins at the scalp and moves down the spine, creating a feeling of bliss or relaxation.

London Design Biennale 01-27 June 2021.



Recent articles:

Wallpaper*: https://www.wallpaper.com/beauty-grooming/metronome-meditation-tool-london-design-biennale

Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2021/06/18/metronome-is-a-sensory-installation-where-the-notion-of-time-is-lost/#disqus_thread

Cool Hunting: https://coolhunting.com/design/audio-olfactory-installation-metronome-at-london-design-biennale/

Monocle: https://monocle.com/radio/shows/monocle-on-design/504/