Genelec 4430A Smart IP installation loudspeakers have been installed at the Gaia Nomaya Wellness Center – a 7,000-square-foot music, wellness and arts space in Brooklyn, NY, dedicated to using music as medicine and art as therapy.
A social wellness environment where visitors can have fun and hear music, yet also experience a range of healthy self-care options, the space is also used for outside events that support the neighborhood, such as concerts and weddings.
“It’s a truly multi-use space with the focus on healthy living,” explained Andrew Goldin, Gaia Nomaya’s founder and CEO, who launched the venue with his partners Sara Ramirez Loaiza and his brother David Goldin.
The central core of Gaia Nomaya is its Wellness Womb, which is designed to represent “an island of serenity” with a calming, immersive aural ambience created using eight Genelec 4430A Smart IP installation loudspeakers.
The installation began as Robert Stern, account manager with Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), had a conversation with audio engineer and designer Silas Drewchin (of the Praxis Audio Design Group), a friend of the founders and the facility, who told Stern he had a client, Gaia Nomaya, with a very unique space and wanted to install immersive audio.
“I recently had an exchange with Genelec Inc.’s senior technical sales manager Paul Stewart, who made me aware of their new IP speakers, the 4430As, which we agreed would be perfect for this installation and use,” stated Stern.
“Then I pitched the idea of installing the 4430s to Silas and Gaia Nomaya, who had a lot of questions, so we jumped on a call with Paul, who offered a comprehensive explanation – and soon everyone was super-pumped about the idea. So I ordered and delivered them to Silas, who installed them at the facility.”