A leap into the sonic future: Taking stock of the possibilities of locative audio for drama – and drama for locative audio

Richard Shannon
Online

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2020-09-08 18:00
18:00 UTC
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These days it is possible to locate any form of media pretty much anywhere on the planet which has a GPS signal. The whole world is up for grabs as a readymade stage set. Changing the soundtrack to the ‘movie of our lives’ changes everything. As installation artist / sound walk visionary Janet Cardiff puts it, “We understand three-dimensional space by using our vision but also by the character of sounds we hear. If these sounds are manipulated and changed, then our perception of reality can be drastically affected.”

Reculer pour mieux sauter is a French saying meaning to draw back so that you can spring forward better.  This panel discussion will take stock of the territory that some of the most innovative locative audio dramatists have covered in order to size up the landing zone for the next leap forward.  

The panellists will include: Duncan SpeakmanFrancesca Panetta, Boz Temple-Morris, David Merleau, and Ralph Hoyte from Satsymph.  The panel will be chaired by NG Bristow, who is a writer / director and artist.

Guests

David Merleau

David Merleau

I am a radio producer and folklore storyteller with a penchant for biology. My works construct collaborations between two creative forces: Technology and Nature. In my locative sound walks I aim to create a positive feedback loop where the site-specific ...

Ralph Hoyte

Created 'world's first audio-play for an intelligent environment', 1831 RIOT! set on Queen Square in Bristol in 2004 (with Liz Crow)(HP-Labs/Mobile Bristol); formed 'Satsymph' in 2011 (Marc Yeats, contemporary classical composer, Ralph Hoyte, poet & wr...

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an immersive artist and journalist. She uses emerging technologies to innovate new forms of storytelling that have social impact. She currently works as Creative Director in the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality. Previous to MIT, ...

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman (UK 1976) trained as a sound engineer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and is now based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. Often working with mobile audio and locative media, he creates narrative experiences that engag...

Boz Temple-Morris

Boz Temple-Morris, founder of Holy Mountain, is a Director and Producer of audio drama and digital arts. His work has always been keenly site specific, exploring sense of space and place whether in the context of linear broadcast drama or locative live...

Moderator

NG Bristow

NG Bristow

In 2019 Nigel wrote and directed DUMBSTRUCK ON BAZELY STREET one half of ONE OH EIGHT - a pair of geolocated audio dramas set on the 108 bus routes in London and Cape Town. The listener downloads the app which triggers the audio drama to play on their pho...

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ECHOES specialises in geolocative audio. Our free and open-access platform at https://echoes.xyz allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. We also design bespoke apps which focus on sound and location, including The Royal Parks and The Royal Academy’s collaborative ‘Music for Trees’ app.

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