On it's top floor, more than 600 meters above the ground, the world's highest culture, music, arts and science space, "Summit 632", opened inside the Shanghai Tower to the public in August 2017
Lukas Taido was given the honor to be the first person to create music for this worldwide unique situation, and to create special audio content for the opening ceremony together with 2 more composers, including Grammy Award winning Simon Franglen ("Avatar" and "Titanic") . 252 Iosono wave-synthesis driven, seperate loudspeaker channels, plus 8 subwoofers create true 3-dimensional audio high above Shanghai.
The exclusively created composition "Tribes" creates different musical situations and experiences taking place simultaneously at different parts around the "Eye of Shanghai", a large sculpture resting on the 1000-ton, eddy current pendulum tuned mass damper, that reduces the swaying motion of the building. While all elements can never be heard at once, they still all belong to one large composition. A truly three dimensional creation process and experience on site for the listeners, with the music being shifted away from a strictly chronlogical array to a rather space-determinded order and sequences. The visitors decide by walking around the space, or dwelling at a certain point, what parts of the music they hear at what point.
(The blue LED's indicate the speaker positions)