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Rotterdam 360º Soundscapes (with noTours technology)


http://ultranoise.es/blog/?p=382

The work is a 360º soundscape of the city of Rotterdam. Audience can explore it while seated in a spinning chair because the playback changes depending on view´s orientation. It was built on Android and the code will be included in a future version of noTours. Enrique Tomás (the programmer, and the main Android/noTours software developer), has presented this work in Rotterdam on December 2009.

Enrique says:

During the last two months (October and November 2009) I enjoyed an Artist in Residence period at Foundation b.a.d. in Rotterdam.

For the final presentation I decided to show four new electronic compositions in an installation format . The particular interface that I did (a spinning chair) makes possible to enjoy a 360º degrees soundscape that changes with listener´s orientation. All the audio has 3D spatial properties due to the use of binaural and ambisonic recordings.

For the composition I recorded many hours at natural soundscapes of the city of Rotterdam. Each composition is about some aspect of the city (if you want to listen these four recordings, go to the author’s website)

NAME: Rotterdam Soundscapes
DESCRIPTION: The work is a 360º soundscape of the city of Rotterdam. Audience can explore it while seated in a spinning chair because the playback changes depending on view´s orientation.
MATERIALS: Spinning Chair, Headphones, Android Phone, Android Programming, Binaural Recordings
YEAR: 2009