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14, 15, 16, 17
June 2017

Oscillating Cities

Queen Mary University of London

Christopher Wood, Researcher: Media and Arts Technology

Nela Brown, Researcher: Cognitive Science Group


Thursday 18 12:00 - 1459434600 Sónar by Day
(P4 - Level 0)
Saturday 20 12:00 - 1459434600 Sónar by Day
(P4 - Level 0)

Soundscape composition allows us to capture, edit and represent the sounds within a city and the stories they tell. In this workshop we will take the same practice and use radio to edit and compose a soundscape by moving through the urban space.

Oscillating cities is a workshop for general audience and will see Raspberry Pi interfaces (single-board computer) converted into short range FM transmitters.

Participants will use the interface to broadcast field recordings made around the Sónar site. The final outcome will be a collaborative performance using a collection of FM radio recordings tuned and retuned by the participants. The local FM spectrum will be filled with a collection of field recordings as well as the local radio curated by the participants.

Participants should bring an smartphone or a digital recorder to make recordings.

The concept for this workshop was developed as part of the Connecting Cities event at iMal, Brussels.

Limited seats available. Register at: