The installation is a series of wires that looks somewhat like an abacus string above head height. Each wire has a sphere which acts as tuner so that the audio streams can be altered and mixed in real time, by offering an audio promenade. These audio streams are captured by open microphones put in place by people who are participating in the project from around the world . Locus Sonus proposes a live play with the the streams running continuously : just imagine a band playing with and interpreting all the streams as sole sound material.

Locus Sonus is a research group specialized in audio art (École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nice Villa Arson). Our objective is to experiment and evaluate the innovative and transdisciplinary nature of audio art forms in a lab-type context. We are are also concerned with in the communal, collective or multi-user aspects inherent to many emerging audio practices and which necessitate working as a group. Two main thematics define this research - audio in it’s relation to space and networked audio systems. The "Lab" proposes a process combining practical artistic experimentation and critical evaluation in a group context. The Locus Sonus Lab is currently focusing on a process which revolves around the use of multiple audio streams. The streams which are basically open-mike continually upload chosen soundscapes or sound environments, as playable material. The way in which we work with other people to set up and maintain the streams is part of the methodology, indeed the technology provides the basis to construct a human network.

Locus Sonus Lab : Nicolas Bralet, Jérôme Joy, Esther Salmona, Peter Sinclair, Lydwine Van der Hulst

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