17 December, 2019Print
No Distractions, Just Music: Qobuz and Pitchblack Playblack to Launch London’s All-in-the-Dark Listening Sessions in NYCBon Iver ‘Bon Iver’ Session Scheduled for January 21, 2020 at Dolby Screening Room
“Pitchblack Playback,” London’s all-in-the-dark, cinema-style listening experiences, will launch this winter in NYC for the first time, in partnership with Hi-Res streaming service Qobuz. On January 21st, 2020, Bon Iver’s self-titled ‘Bon Iver,’ will be streamed via Qobuz in Midtown's Dolby Screening Room’s powerful, immersive sound system, for the first of three inaugural NYC Pitchblack Playback x Qobuz events.
Selling over 10,000 tickets in London, Pitchblack Playback’s “no distractions: just you and the music” philosophy has been recommended by GQ (one of “London’s Coolest Things” to do), The Guardian (“The future of music listening”), Time Out (“Switch your phone to airplane mode for an hour, bed down and shut out the outside world. Doesn’t that sound pretty damn great?”), Newsweek, and more. For complete sensory deprivation and a heightened, visceral listening experience, attendees are blindfolded and latecomers are not allowed.
Qobuz is the Hi-Res music streaming and download hybrid service that launched in February 2019 after a decade in Europe. Streaming in up to 24-bit and recently removing MP3 from its service, The LA Times said “Qobuz is the king” in their sound-quality comparison of specialty/classical-focused streamers, and Neil Young said “Qobuz sounds great!”
Next up for the Pitchblack Playback x Qobuz events in NYC will be sessions at the Dolby Screening Room in February (2/13) and March - stay tuned for album choices and details.
Details for 1/21:
Pitchblack Playback x Qobuz: Bon Iver 'Bon Iver' listening session in the dark
Date: January 21st, 2020
Time: Sessions start at 8:30, 9:30pm
Location: Dolby Screening Room NYC, 1350 6th Avenue
Founded in 2007, Qobuz is a Paris-based commercial online music streaming and downloading service that addresses the needs of curious and discerning music lovers across the globe. Live in eleven European markets and now the US, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of music genres as well as exclusive editorial content independently curated by a team of experts. Qobuz offers subscriptions to streaming services with genuine CD quality audio of more than 50-million tracks and millions of Hi-Res tracks up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution from all genres. For more information: www.qobuz.com.