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AAMI Park Launches Unique Soundscape

Tonight night at AAMI Park Melbourne Rebels’ fans attending their Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs will be the first to experience the launch of a unique soundscape. 

As patrons approach the stadium, a soundscape emerging from a 22 unit individual speaker system will welcome them with arrangements of a wide range of sporting songs, calls and sounds, South Pacific Island Hakas, and local indigenous chants.

Created for AAMI Park by artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, the soundscape is built up from hundreds of recordings from sporting activity across Melbourne.  The soundscape explores our fascination with the human voice and the acoustics resulting from active sports crowds, both large and small.
By encapsulating the way the human voice is used to motivate players, and the melodic and rhythmic inventiveness of the songs and chants, Leber and Chesworth’s soundscape in turn serves to inspire fans by creating a compelling atmosphere on arrival.  

The soundscape has been designed to complement the LED lighting which is a beautiful and functional call to arms, letting the fans know a game is on in the stadium.  

“The soundscape fills the forecourt as the fans enter with all the sounds and excitement of game day.  The stadium will come alive from Olympic Boulevard, not only with the spectacular lighting display, but all the sounds and fun of the game.” said Shane Mates, AAMI Park General Manager.
AAMI Park opened in May 2010 and has become the home of Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Storm and now our newest club Melbourne Rebels.  The Rebels v Waratahs game will kick off at 7.40pm, the soundsca