Josh Kopeček is the founder of ECHOES, a company specializing in geolocative audio.
The ECHOES open-access platform allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. They also design bespoke apps which focus on sound and location, including The Royal Parks and The Royal Academy’s collaborative ‘Music for Trees’ app; the ‘Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK’ app in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park, New York, and many other locations across the US; the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site audio guide and visitor app.
He also acted as creative technologist for the large-scale interactive musical garden installation ‘Symphonic Garden’ for the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA) in Mannheim, Germany, sponsored by NEXT Mannheim, which includes interactive garden furniture and live sound all year round.
His company ECHOES has also received funding as part of the UKRI Digital Catapult 5G Testbed Heritage XR programme in Brighton, UK, in collaboration as part of a project led by Immersive Networks to develop cutting edge high-bandwidth spatial audio experiences utilising the latest android technologies for head tracking. The outcome is an immersive spatial audio guide for Brighton Dome delving into the undiscovered stories of Brighton.