Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab


Experiencing the Montreux Jazz Festival digital archive in an immersive and interactive installation at the new ArtLab building designed by Kengo Kuma on the EPFL Campus.



Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab version 2


For more info on the project vist the EPFL+ECAL Lab website.



Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab version 1



The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab is a twin-seat module designed to provide a personalised musical journey through the Montreux Jazz Festival archives. In terms of research and innovation, the main challenge is to revisit how users interact with spaces in which media is experienced. This cocoon-like structure offers comfortable seating, an interactive surface for users to navigate the archives and immersive high-quality video and surround sound.

The architecture and timber envelope was designed by the ALICE lab at EPFL in collaboration with the LEMA lab at EPFL for the acoustics. The space is equipped with an Illusonic 3D audio processor and Relec loudspeaker system. Illusonic is a start-up that emanated from EPFL Audiovisual Communications Lab (LCAV). The EPFL+ECAL lab designed the interactive media interface and managed the whole project. The room was built in the EPFL+ECAL lab facilities at Renens near Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Academic Partners
ALICE lab at EPFL (Atelier de la Conception de l’espace)
Laboratory of Electromagnetics & Acoustics at EPFL (LEMA)


Mr Vasily Shahnovskiy
Mrs Theresa Rydge
Audemars Piguet SA
Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie


Technological Partners
Illusonic (Lausanne)
Relec SA (Yverdon-les-Bains)
Glas Troesch (Bützberg / Bussigny VD)
to-fuse (Zürich)