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[11 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
noTours-adiBera at ERTZ Festival [Bera]

“To come down to my own experience, my companion and I, for I sometimes have a companion, take pleasure in fancying ourselves knights of a new, or rather an old, order–not Equestrians or Chevaliers, not Ritters or Riders, but Walkers, a still more ancient and honorable class, I trust. The Chivalric and heroic spirit which once belonged to the Rider seems now to reside in, or perchance to have subsided into, the Walker–not the Knight, but Walker, Errant. He is a sort of fourth estate, outside of Church and State and People.”

Henry D. Thoreau, The Art of Walking, 1841.

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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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[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.