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<nettime-ann> Soundscape Project DAW06
Arthur Clay on Thu, 18 May 2006 18:51:58 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Soundscape Project DAW06


Announcement Soundscape

The Digital Art Weeks of the ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Stereolith Company sent out a call to sound artists for two channel soundscape works. The works chosen from those submitted were selected on their ability to "evoke" the presence of things or beings in space to the extent in which the each work "immerses" the listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment. The effect of evocation and immersion found in the works are enhanced by the Stereolith Loudspeaker System at playback. Unlike traditional loudspeaker configurations, this incorporates both the "left" and the "right" channels into a single construction. In this way, the system can be installed at any point within the listening space, allowing the listener to experience each work from any point within the space as if it was a live event.

All of the selected works will be presented during the Digital Art Weeks 2006 from the 13th to the 15th of July 2006 in the VisDome of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The contents of the program falls into three distinct categories, all of which focus on immersing the listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment. The first category "Real Worlds" can be linked back to sounds known to us from the world around us. However, these sounds are extended at times by including sounds created by electronic means. The artificially generated sounds blend into to the natural sounds in a variety of unique ways, thus provided the listener with an enhanced variant of the known sound world. The second category "Virtual Worlds", in contrast to the first one, uses only artificially generated sounds in order to create an immersive environment that evokes a natural one. The works falling under the third category, "Other Worlds" include attributions found in the first two categories, but most often in juxtaposition.

All of the selected soundscape works can be heard at the following URL below. Information about the artists and their works is also available.

We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted works, the ETH Zurich for the technical support, the Stereolith Speaker Company for the generous donation of loudspeakers, and the organizers of the DAW06 for making this event possible.
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