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Audio Exploration

Sound Influences

Research on the type of soundscape I want to create. I am looking at creating multi-layered soundscapes that fit into the amount of interaction of the piece (up to 8 overlaying samples). These are a few influences after doing some research.

Explosions in the sky was the first thing I thought of, I wanted to create something cinematic yet surreal. A sound that could add emotion to a empty space. Not just as an ambient sound but atmospheric in nature.

Kraftwerk’s introduction to Autobahn was another style I had likened to this project. A piece that can easily be build up and taken apart.

This piece interests me due to the overlaying of the voice recordings.

Cant forget Aphex Twin.

Also Bladerunner!

Sound exploration

From: http://phase47.bandcamp.com/track/the-sun-came-out-epilogue

Conceptual Ideas


A website that cycles through websites that auto play music. (ikr)


This one is haunting, overlaying music with a live feed of the police radio


Numbers stations:  A russian radio tower that plays short buzzes. It’s been recording from 1982. On rare occasions the buzzing is stopped and you can hear a russian voice say numbers. Nobody knows what the purpose of this station is.

There is some speculation that the tower isnt a recording and that it’s live

Recording to this day….


Conet Project: Recordings of these radio transmissions.

Hyperessay: Influences

A few conceptual and aesthetic influences.

Teamlab Balloon: Tactile interactivity

Filling up a space with tangible objects that can convey information, encourage interaction and reciprocate with one another. (Tubular sculptures,  hanging objects (lights/chimes/instruments), collective objects that move in unison creating a bridge or ripples b/w people/objects, sound interactivity)

Immersive Space: Aesthetic influences

James Turrell: The Space


A number of James’ work features a change in perception of a space. The  beauty behind which is the “immersive simplicity” that follows his works that allows us to take in and redefine our boundaries of what we perceive.

One notable comparative ideology to his works is the Parable of Plato’s Cave to bring about the notion that we are living in a reality of our own creation, subject to our human sensory limitations as well as contextual and cultural norms. Thus many factors affect our perception of reality.

Edwardo Kac: Telepresence


A series of telepresence works, in collaboration with hardware designer Ed Bennett.

Created a telerobot that would respond to signals sent through various telecommunication devices

The remote audience, situated in various geographical locations throughout the life of the project, could transmit information to the robot and retrieve it from the robot’s point of view.

In 1994, the project evolved to include the use of the Internet.

One can fly all over the earth in a matter of hours and days, not months. We have the cinema, and color television, as well as the man-made spectacle of the lights of Las Vegas or the skyscrapers of New York City. The whole world is there to be seen, and the whole world can watch man walk on the moon from their living rooms. Certainly art or objects of painting and sculpture cannot be expected to compete experientially with this. — Joseph Kosuth (Art After Philosophy, 1969)

Ref: http://ekac.org/telepresence.art._94.html