Metroplex

Virtual sound walk

Online exhibition at HappyNewEars.com 01 Dec 2008 - 23 Jul 2014, New Media Days at Carlsberg TAP2 09-10 Nov 2010   ·   Commisioned by: The Danish Composers’ Society   ·   Partners: Jakob Weigand Goetz (music) , Søren Lyngsø Knudsen (music) , Bent Sørensen (music) , Rune Søchting (music) , Rudiger Meyer (music) , Jonas R. Kirkegaard (music)   ·   Funding: The Heritage Agency of Denmark, KODA

An ever-expanding virtual city of sounds.

The listening space consists of a free-floating labyrinth structure that is regenerated for each visit to form new shapes and combinations of sounds. The visitor is sent on an explorative soundwalk in zero gravity without a fixed time frame and is free to move around as she wishes.

Over a period of one year, a selection of composers was curated to upload new soundscapes reflecting on the theme ‘city as organism’.

The project was commissioned by The Danish Composers Society. Their pitch was to find new ways of mediating Danish sound art on the web. Metroplex ran in a web-player. In contrast to the daily use of the internet, Metroplex was a space for a restful in-depth immersion.

The initial inspiration came from walking the streets in Vancouver City BC while watching the construction frenzy leading up to the winter Olympics. Inspiration also came from the novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

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