[rohrpost] Audiomobile Vienna

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Son Okt 9 21:59:52 CEST 2005

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by Matt Smith and Sandra Wintner
with Bad Beuys, Colophony Circuit + DJ Still, dieb 13, Michaela Falkner, Oliver
Hangl/Matthias Kertal/Richard Eigner, Caroline Hofer/Jens Döring, Rupert Huber,
Volkmar Klien, Christina Nemec, Martin Pichlmair, Billy Roisz

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Audiomobile is a project for mapping cities with sound. Version 0.1 has been
created in september 2003, during a group residency at Western Front Society 
in Vancouver. Since then it has been adapted for the different cities e.g. for
Linz, Austria during the Ars Electronic festival in 2004.  The Viennese version
involves 11 artists and artists group living in Vienna.
AUDIOMOBILE invites for exploration of "sonic maps" by physically riding through
the city Vienna in a Mini-Van equipped with surround-sound and GPS (Global
Positioning System) technology.

INDIVIDUAL audio elements are triggered by matching the output coordinates of
the GPS with the geographical location of the van as it glided through Vienna.
As a result, an array of audio samples, sound clips collage with looping
ambiences and complete narratives, generated an everchanging audio "city scape"
projected into the audiomobile.

The position of the car determines which sounds were being played and from which
direction (loudspeaker) they originated. This allowed sounds to be perceived as
emanating from a certain area in Vienna, becoming softer or louder depending on
the distance of the Audiomoible from the mapped areas.

Audiomobile Vienna is a coproduction by MAKNITE, Kunst im oeffentlichen Raum
Vienna and OE1 Kunstradio.
Kunstradio - Radiokunst
Argentinierstr. 30a
A - 1040 Wien