iMMERSE! with Charlie Morrow

iMMERSE! with Charlie Morrow

Composer-Techie Charlie Morrow & colleagues explore the immersive world


August 28, 2023 22 mins

Pierre Brand began sound mixing and editing for film in 1994 and has made a name for himself on feature films such as Ghosted and Trial by Fire and on international documentaries of note such as Blue Note A story of Modern Jazz, Absolute Warhola, Wildnis Europa and The Hunt for Gaddafi's Billions.

He attended the Berklee College of Music and currently works out of his Primetime Studio in Hamburg He has collaborated with me on plan...

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This is a summer interlude, a special remixed iMMERSE! version of the summer of 2022 broadcast of the Wreck This Mess radio show: Wreck the Drowning World 1249 & serves as a reaction to the countless 2023 summer climate catastrophes that have hit far & wide – including the iMMERSE! & Charlie Morrow archive & headquarters in Vermont.

I’ve been researching flooding & other climate crisis extreme weather globally ...

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Tim is a museum designer who transforms the static notion of a museum into something dynamic and engaging. He has worked for Ralph Appelbaum Associates, an award-winning international interpretive planning and exhibition design firm, for over 28 years. He is the director of RAA’s Berlin-based studio.

He has directed the interpretive planning and exhibition design for ma...

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June 12, 2023 77 mins
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Gideon D’Arcangelo is a man of many ambitions. His main interests include the integration of virtual and physical worlds, working toward the design integration of physical, media, systems, graphic & content to ultimately create holistic experiences. 

He joined Arup’s New York office in 2019 where he is a Principal and serves as the Americas Digital Services Portfolio Le...

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Ville Pulkki’s fame reached the techno avant garde with the adoption of his ingenious VBAP (vector-base amplitude panning) a tool for creating spatial sound. When I met him in Helsinki, I was delighted to discover that behind the techie who developed VBAP, a charming jokester. Since then, I’ve enjoyed his warmth and his efficient organizing of the Acoustics Department at Aalto University, including th...

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Micky Remann is a German media artist and producer of media events. He invented the “Liquid Sound” concept and its installation in various locations with exceptional waters such Bad Orb & Bad Sulza in Germany. They involve participants floating in body temperature salt water where they participate in immersive experiences that includes underwater sounds, music, lights and surround video. 

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Today’s iMMERSE podcast is even more unusual than many of the others. I interviewed Elke and Peter Schumann in February of 2020 in their Glover, Vermont home along with Jay Walbert, the archivist for my Archive in nearby Barton, Vermont.

The octagenarian Schumanns immigrated from Germany to New York in 1961 and have led the Bread and Puppet Theater since 1963. 

In this podcast, they share their history and artistic politics and bre...

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iMMERSE! 19 Charley Morrow interviews Chris Wangro 

Today we talk with my long-time friend & co-conspirator in public events, Chris Wangro. We met through the New City Department of Parks, where he just had been hired as events coordinator. My colleagues and I at the New Wilderness Foundation were producing a summer solstice celebration in New York's Central Park. Chri...

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Charlie Morrow: The Magnetic Still Point

[hors-serie iMMERSE! podcast]

Hello, I’m Charlie Morrow. Welcome to iMMERSE! & our conversations on immersivity. Today is a still point. One of those moments when time seems to have stopped.

I’ve been movin...

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This is a relaunch of immerse! 6 with updated information on the Notre Dame renovations


Brian Katz, acoustican, CNRS Research Director at Sorbonne University’s Institute Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Sound Lab, is also a specialist in spatial hearing, room acoustics, and virtual reality. The most interesting development in the past few years wa...

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iMMERSE! is a series of podcasts I produce with Charlie Morrow who interviews colleagues & collaborators on the trending topic of immersion [think sensuround sound +]. For Morrow, it all began in the mother’s belly, eventually migrating to the Ear Inn where he met a pack of audio outliers & ended up with Ear Magazine & the Audiographics series of cassettes + countless events, interventions & concerts ...

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December 15, 2022 33 mins

Thomas Kraupe is a German astrophysicist who specialized in x-ray astronomy at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. He’s managed a kind of magical situation by combining math & physics with his love of planetariums & music to create numerous interactive edutainment & art science crossover projects that have attracted artists such as Snap, Heaven 17 & Pink Floyd at several planetariums most recently as Director of ...

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Canadian artist-professor Luc Courchesne was an early convert to media arts some 50 years ago. He began utilizing computer technologies in 1984 to create interactive video and later with his immersive and interactive installations, "panoscopic" images, and devices of his own, he helped transform spectators into visitors, actors and inhabitants of his experiential crafts. Charlie Morrow interviews on i...

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November 15, 2022 44 mins

Canadian Claude Schryer is a Zen practitioner who believes in the power of art to shape a better future & dedicates much of his life to this pursuit. He has been a sound & media artist, having released several electroacoustic soundscape CDs in the 90s. for 20 years, He served as an arts administrator with the Canada Council for the Arts in Inter-Arts after creating that department. 

Schryer is  an environmental activist and in 2020...

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“I realized that we were going to be able to take audiences & immerse them in the universe, take them on a journey & surround them with the mystery & the beauty of the universe.”

Ian McLennan is a pioneer in the development of planetariums, museums, science centers, & other high-content public attractions. Based in Vancouver, Canada, he has shepherded attractions from the days before Imax to international fairs to today's immersive...

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A re-airing of the iMMERSE! with Charlie Morrow pilot broadcast, with a new special introduction. A special 80-minute celebration & investigation of the life & work of audio pioneer Michael Gerzon, inventor of Ambisonics & lossless audio, which revolutionized recorded sound. The podcast series launch came in conjunction with the immerse! online event: Celebration of the Vernal Equinox & Michael Gerzon on Sunday March 20, 2022.


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October 1, 2022 22 mins

Neafus as the co-founder of IMERSA has hosted numerous international fulldome summits & is considered a pioneer in the field of immersive & experiential arts & technology. He strives for the synergistic convergence of the fulldome experience, VR, immersive cinema, science, education, culture & performance art. Charlie Morrow came into contact with him via the planetarium & fulldome people & became involved in Imersa where he became...

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September 15, 2022 16 mins

The immerse! project was initially sparked by astrophysicist-educator Ka Chun Yu’s essay, "A Brief History of Immersive Experiences Before Computers." Yu is the Curator of Space Science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has performed educational research on the utilization of digital planetariums for the teaching of astronomy & has created numerous planetarium shows as a universe maker & conceptualist.

I met Yu in Denver...

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August 31, 2022 25 mins

Monica Bolles already wears many hats. She’s an artist, music producer, audio engineer, and composer who is very involved in three-dimensional environments and the creation of immersive experiences, especially in full-dome setting. She loves exploring the fusion of multimedia arts, science, sound, and immersive environments that submerge the audience in multi-sensory sonic, visual, and tactile sensations. 

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