Gaye, Lalya, Mazé, Ramia, Holmquist, Lars Erik

2003

Sonic City: The Urban Environment as a Musical Interface

In Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-03). Montreal, Canada: 109-115.

URL: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2003/onlineproceedings/Papers/NIME03_Gaye.pdf

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Soundscape Composition Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments

Abstract:

In this paper, the authors present their design of a wearable, context-aware device that enables users to create electronic music in real time by walking through and interacting with the urban environment. They discuss the potentials, constraints and implications of this type of music creation.

Related article: In Duet with Everyday Urban Settings: A User Study of Sonic City. In Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-04). Montréal, Québec: McGill University: 161-164.