Sound Ecologies – Listening in the City, London, 18 November 2009, 10am-4pm

I was recently asked to create a small multimedia piece for this event, something that needed to work simultaneously as an online electronic flyer to promote the event, but also on big screens at the City University campus. The result is online now. It was a very interesting project, as the requirements and possibilities of small screen-interactive-online viewing are quite different from that of big screen-passive-offline viewing. I decided to use heavily degraded black and white visuals that only really become clear once you move away from the screen: in effect, requiring those who see it sitting at their computers to move away from their screens and into their wider (sonic) environment. There are 21 scenes which play at random.


10am-4pm, Wednesday 18th November 2009
Department of Music, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology – the relationship between living beings their environment, as mediated by sound.

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Details of what will happen

The live event is fully booked but there are still ways for you to get involved:

Check out the new commission by Chris Joseph

Upload your own sounds to the VisitorsStudio mix. If you can’t be there in the flesh you can still contribute to the mix by adding your own local sound files (small 200k loops please) on an urban theme.
NOTE: When you upload your sounds don’t forget to use the keyword ‘urban’ in the title or description so that we can find them.


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