Sub- projects that have developed from soundcities. All artwork and projects by Stanza unless stated. Get in touch email@example.com
SOUNDCITIES SOUNDMAPS PANORAMAS AND STREEVIEW. The whole database is now integrated into google maps which includes geo data longitude and latitude and the name of the recording artist. You can travel around the world and listen to the sounds. As you visit each city all the sounds appear. Each time you visit this page it takes you to a random city. In addition street view and panoramas have been built in. Enjoy.
HERD ABOVE THE NOISE: INSTALLATION. There are 170 speakers in the installation version with a new custom software system. It requires a large floor for it to go on. This size can vary the minimum size could be 20ft by 20 ft to 60 ft by 50 ft. The installation plays thousands of sounds from around the world and is arranged like an entangled map of the city the artwork is installed in. What you see and experience is a map of wires and cables and speakers including over 170 speakers, custom made amplifiers and cables that are all used to make the installation. The aim is to create an online aural experience that evokes place, both as literal description but also developed musical composition. As globalization fractures the identity of the city experience we start to find things that appear the same the world over.
HERD ABOVE THE NOISE: INTERFACE These soundmaps allow you to mix up sounds in a series of online maps. This is a new version 2015 . These black an white maps have an autoplay system that navigates the global playing sounds.
PERFORMANCE: SOUNDCITIES During the soundcities performance Stanza operates the soundcities applications and soundmaps on three laptops these generate sound control data and image data .This is basically a live world tour of city sounds as music. Performances are focused on the sounds of cities, the database live and soundmaps. Selected performances have included: The Arts Depot in North London, DorkBot in Ghent Belgium, The Samsung Media Centre Korea, The DANA Centre London for Cybersonic , Delux in London, open-digi Brixton, Test Portal Holland, Digifest inToronto, The Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Performance time: one hour.
WORKSHOP: SOUNDCITIES Workshop with the soundcities project. The workshop investigates field recording, collecting sounds, editing sounds, and finally they put them in the database and on soundmaps on the soundcities.com site. The group creates these soundmaps in the city by recording sounds using portable devices. The aim is to learn about field recording and using sound for creative uses, ie concerts, installations and enhanced experience of our surroundings.
DATACITIES SENSOR MAP: Sensors are placed all over the city as a visual map of light, temperature, noise, humidity, and the data in the real time environment now place and seen live on Google Maps. An online development of the Sensity project about visualization of real time data.
SOUNDCITIES CD Musical compositions using the soundcities database by Stanza 2003 made and released as MP3 download release. Stanza reworked all the found sounds into finished musical compositions called Soundcities CD. This cd mixes all these founds sounds from the online database into a series of compositions from each world city. The intention was to also make compositional interpretations of these sounds. Working with Pelado the sounds were arranged as finished compositions into nearly 70 mins of music that forms the basis of a 'world tour'.
XML Access: This area was developed in 2004 to allow other artists access to the assets on the database to share my data. Now it is all shared and you can code you own interface from this XML feed. Get in touch if interested and please ask for permission and tell me what you are doing. This is all the soundcities database as a feed..
The project is available for exhibition, workshops and live performance. It is suitable for live concerts and media festivals and art galleries. If you want to book a performance, the installation or a workshop get in touch. If you would like to release the music cd or have ideas to develop a new feature and work togther get in touch. If you want to use the database in a performance on your own or for an exhibition you must get permission first. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Soundcities is a project by British artist Stanza. www.stanza.co.uk
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