Streetscape Symphony – A Great Idea From NYC
Occasionally we see ideas and think "Blimey, wish we'd thought of that" or, probably more often, "I wish that was happening in London". This is very much one of those.
Opening this week at NYC's New Museum, Streetscape Symphony is an ambitious project which looks to create an audiovisual portrait of each of New York's 5 Boroughs within the gallery space. Combining cutting-edge technology with the ideology of the 'found sounds' aesthetic, the sow will allow visitors to experience the wonderful, overwhelming, baffling and often profane sounds of one of the world's greatest cities.
The gallery contains a series of interactive soundscapes, linked to Kinect-based motion sensors, which allow the sound to react to the viewers' position within the gallery and to give an idea of the different sounds in each of the city's main areas. To be honest, you can get the best idea of how it works from the website, or by having a listen to the Soundcloud below. We'd love to work with someone to make this happen in London *hint, hint*...
- What Streetscape Symphony
- Where NYC
- When Wednesday May 1 through Saturday May 4, 2013, from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. with a special event on Saturday May 4, from 5 p.m.–7 .pm.
- How much? Free
- Who's going? Sadly not us :-(
- How excited? More bitter, to be honest