Posts Tagged ‘sounds’


November 23rd, 2009


Stanza is  presenting some new ideas and works….about sounds in the city.

10am-4pm, Wednesday 18th November 2009
Department of Music, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology – the relationship between living beings their environment, as mediated by sound.

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stanza datacity


Here are my sensors all over London collecting data….onto google maps.

This is the data I  use to make sonicity.  Listening to the city with sensors.

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This interactive website called allows the audience as creative user the possibility to remix the hundreds of samples recorded from around the world and then save their own mix. Soundcities is an online database of the thousands of sounds from around the world. The website also has series on online mixing desks where you can mix these sounds.  Soundcities uses city recorded soundscapes from world cities made over the last five years. All the sounds are now online also online as open source sounds. The database allows full open sourced access and listening to the individual sounds.  The Database is also open so anyone can upload sounds they collect from world cities, thereby making a contribution to the project and making an online sounds archive. Soundcities is the worlds first online soundmap project.

Explore some of the possibilities of Stanza’s Soundcities project.

November 24th, 2008

Sound Walks ( (explores some of the possibilities of Stanza’s Soundcities.

Another artist  uses the Soundcities database through the openly distributed XML-file….Super works making soundmaps and soundwalks

Jakob Hougaard Andersen,  student at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, as a part of a course in multimedia aesthetics…..the soundcities has an open XML structure and he has linked his flash interfaces to my database….see

stanza soundcities liverpool soundmap

stanza soundcities liverpool soundmap.

Soundcities is an online open source database of city sounds  and soundmaps from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all of the sounds were by Stanza, but you can now contribute your own found sounds.

This is was the first online open source found sound databases and soundmaps.  First version 2004.


January 10th, 2008

THE CENTRAL CITY  website consists of over a dozen projects which have been in development since version one went online in 1997.

UK artist Stanza wins VIDA 6.0, 2003


 The city allows you to experience different artwork depending on how you choose to navigate. There are also random ways to experience this. As well as this non linearity, some of the pieces change over time. Evolving pieces exist, that the “user” has to control to make them work, the user also can input changes of sound and picture.

This change in the relationship between the audience and the artist could be said to change our perception of the artwork. I am evolving a situation where the audience may not only participate but also by giving them some control, contribute to the form and content. The work is exploring this changing relationship between the audience and artist. The user makes the decision to change sounds and pictures, where to go, what to see, what to hear. This can be done by movements within the grid. This change in the relationship between the audience and the artist changes our relationship to the artwork. The user can choose what they experience, synthesising converging media, systems, and phenomena in the process