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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
noTours @ Hangar in Barcelona

A combination of different projects brought us to Barcelona.

I was invited to play in a mini tour with Madame Humtata, Horacio found a cheap flight from Santiago, Giga Circus took their van and drove eight hours from France, Helena Torres had time to contribute, and even more Luca surprised us attending to the workshop. We are becoming a small family. Pedro Soler was not physically there but was always around in the atmosphere. Pedro is not only friend, but a contributer, mentor…

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[1 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
LABoral offers its visitors ten noTours sound walks based on the works produced in the Spatial Narratives workshop

LABoral offers its visitors ten sound walks in which -with the use of a mobile equipped with the Android operating system- they will be able to have many different experiences in the surrounding areas of the Art Centre. The majority of these works have been produced in the Spatial Narratives workshop, held in the first week of November as part of the programme at Plataforma Cero, the LABoral Production Centre.

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
noTours at ARTe SONoro exhibition Madrid [in Spanish]

“El Ángel” es el título del nuevo proyecto de Escoitar.org para La Casa Encendida, un paseo sonoro geolocalizado que promueve un encuentro con las fuerzas del mal a través de la experiencia acústica (audioguías interactivas, psicogeografía y auralidad aumentada). Para El Ángel se ha programado la aplicación noTours (escrita en entorno Android), que combinada con el hardware diseñado especialmente para esta ocasión (GPS+Brújula Digital y la incorporación de audio 3D -binaural y ambisónico) permitirá una experiencia sensorial al servicio de la idea de Ángel Caído de la literatura clásica (y de la propia Biblia), que ahora vaga errante por El Retiro de Madrid.

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[16 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
noTours at ARTe SONoro (La Casa Encendida, Madrid)

As in The Garden of Forking Paths by Borges, El Angel is a winding maze of temporary sounds accentuated by the events that surround us,”an incomplete picture, a story made of stories, an immersive story built with words and sounds composed from the territory and a drift between paragraphs of different authors and references to many gardens behind which lurks just one. It is a real but imaginary wanderproduced as an organic narrative that gives us the common misperception of space, a walk accompanied by one that relies on constant tension on the circular pedestal of the Buen Retiro Garden and now wanders with us between streets, banks and lakes.

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[13 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The first hardware version of the noTours Audioguides

The noTours project presents its first audio-guide system hardware. These audio guides are built with the smartphone Acer Liquid A1 (with Android 1.6 and version 1.01 of noTours Software), the Case Peli i1015 and a special flycase for transport and protection that incorporates a battery charging system. All parts are airtight, crushproof and water resistant. (The cases have a external headphone jack and a external volume system)

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rotterdam 360º Soundscapes (with noTours technology)

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.