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13-16 Sept: 4-day workshop exploring architecture and the city through listening and recorded sound (London)
A four-day summer workshop exploring architecture and the city through
listening and recorded sound, led by Marc Behrens, Justin Bennett and John
London, 13-16 September 2010 Department of Architecture and Spatial
Design, London Metropolitan University
Field Studies 2010 is a four-day field-recording workshop led by three
acclaimed sound artists and composers. It aims to explore recording as a
creative and practical tool for artists, architects and urbanists, and the
possibilities of working with sound as a means to engage with places and
Fees and registration
The cost of Read the rest of this entry »
Gil Weinberg, Mark Godfrey and Andrew Beck won an award at ACM CHI 2010 for ZOOZbeat.
Their website reads:
ZooZBeat is a gesture-based musical studio, simple enough for non-musicians to immediately become musically expressive but rich enough for experienced musicians to push the envelope of mobile music creation. Start playing with just a click or select among background beats in a variety of styles. Use shake and tilt movements, tap the screen, or press the keypads to create and modify rhythmic and melodic lines. Based on years of research, our musical engine will interpret your actions into beautiful music that fits your style.
Download ZOOZbeat for free here
Learn more here
Stephan Baumann just finished his project Urban Sync. Check it out the great project blog. Stephan has been working on interesting mobile projects for a while and our paths have crossed several times.
He has been working on bluetuna with Arianna Bassolli and presented the project at the Mobile Music Workshop in 2006.
Stephan also participated in the Sonic Interaction Design workshop I organised with Lalya Gaye and Karmen Franinovic at ICAD at Ircam earlier this year.
Urban Sync by Stephan Bauman was one of those Sonic Interaction Design (SID) Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) I keep advertising on this blog. Great to see more mobile work in the SID community! Hope this inspires more of you to apply!
This is from his blog:
Urban Sync aims at finding the correlates which define personal well-being in an urban context. Since we live our lifes meanwhile in a world augmented by technical artefacts, the boundaries seem to blur between being always-on or completely-off. Knowledge workers, artists, Web2.0 aficionados define the quality of life and especially urban life by something in-between work and activities in private life, something in-between the office, the city, the countryside – the „third place“ – is Read the rest of this entry »
Tom Rice’s presentation “Broadcasting the body: the private made public in a London hospital” talked about the relation of interior and exterior body space and public and private, and how hospital settings (in the UK) blur the bodily boundaries to an extend where public and private might not be meaningful anymore. A very rich talk that gave me a lot of food for thought.
John Levack Drever’s (Goldsmiths’ College, London) talk “Ochlophonics Hong Kong: Everyday Sound Practices Within the Crowd” was next. I picked up a few random points that don’t reflect the soundscape recording focus of his talk. Levack taught at a university in Hong Kong and observed that it was perfectly normal for students to talk on the phone and text during lectures.
He also observed a very different notion of public and private space, especially as many spaces are highly commercialised. People in Hong Kong don’t seem to listen to Read the rest of this entry »
Check out http://www.sound-delta.eu/ for ‘ a mobile project on the Danube & Rhine Rivers focusing on radio-art using sounds of European cities. Two teams will be travelling on both rivers this summer, recording sounds, producing live performances and radio broadcasts with local sound-artists. A final exhibition is scheduled in Strasbourg-F by the end of September 2008 as part of http://www.ososphere.org
International sound artists are invited to apply with a project meant to be created on one of the trans-European floating labs.
–> To give young people the experience of a professional mobile
–> A documentary artistic research on cultural identities of
–> Built a new european network in the field of sound art
–> Experiment ICT via innovative artistic practices
–> Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany,
Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia & Slovakia
Val?rie Vivancos (www.vibrofiles.com) and Joachim Montessuis (www.autopoiese.org)
Participating artists & residents (list not closed) : Read the rest of this entry »
‘The LyreBird is a pendant to wear while participating in Conflux events. It will record 1-2 minutes of sound at random times resulting in an audio souvenir of the city.’
It could also be interesting if the device had a little speaker as well and would not need to be connected to a computer to play the sounds. It might also be possible to write a software for mobile phones to make timed recordings and play them back randomly…just an idea.
‘The Songbike is a mobile sound lab on a bicycle than can record and upload audio soundscape to a member based website.’
Some other bicycle-based sound projects are: Read the rest of this entry »