precipice binaural aftrs vivid sydney event
31 May 2017 16:00 - 21:00
01 Jun 2017 16:00 - 21:00
02 Jun 2017 16:00 - 21:00
03 Jun 2017 11:00 - 14:00
AFTRS The Entertainment Quarter Building 130 Moore Park NSW 2021
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)


Imagine adding an immersive story world layer to your everyday life by simply putting on your earphones and clicking 'play' — on the bus, in the coffee queue, at the airport...wherever you may be. Imagine sounds that move around your head: sounds that are at times so intimate you actually feel a physical presence as your ears warm, your neck tickles and your head turns to see who's there.

In partnership with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, VOX, WNYC Public Radio New York and in consultation with BBC's audio research division, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Applied Industry Research for Innovation team have explored the potential of a binaural narrative for serial podcasting and created Precipice, a binaural narrative podcast specifically for the earbud generation.

Audiences will be taken through the labyrinthine lucidity, menace and dreams of international student Amira and her unsettling experiences with psychiatrist Dr Ferenc. This pilot episode challenges existing podcast story formats by not using narration, experimenting with the potential texturing and intimacy achievable with binaural recording methods and a more fragmented narrative.

Attending Precipice at AFTRS

The Precipice experience is a studio installation at AFTRS.


A maximum of eight people can participate at one time. You can buy a maximum of 4 tickets.

Precipice is rated M: suitable for audiences 15 plus.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session time.

This event is presented by the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

Additional Precipice Launch Event

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, VOX, performance and a Q&A with Precipice Collaborators and International Guest Speakers.

AFTRS will host a launch event on Thursday June 1st from 6pm, featuring a Q&A in the main theatre with Precipice Project creatives and guest speakers from WNYC and BBC Audio.

As part of this event, there will be a special performance by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, VOX, led by Music Director, VOX, Elizabeth Scott.

This event will be open to all and FREE with registration.

Ticket Conditions

*Booking and transaction fees may apply.