Map a Voice
24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Sonic Lab
The proposed activity is a workshop and performance, based on the collaborative research initiative Map a Voice.
As part of the collaborative research initiative Map a Voice (www.mapavoice.co.uk), the following activities are proposed:
In two activities, we will ask "what keeps us together":
We will place QR codes in the Sonic Lab. Each QR code will correspond to a pre-recorded audio of a phoneme taken from the sentence, "what keeps us together." We will ask participants to explore the space, find the QR codes, retrieve the pre-recorded audios, listen to them and create their own vocalisations, and send them to a central host computer by means of an app or an email address via email, which we will provide.
We will use an "auto-composer" code developed by Dr Kurt Werner (Music/SARC) to re-assemble the audio clips gathered from participants. This code will allow us to play back the re-assembled voices in varied lengths and with different spacings. We will spatialise the playback of the audios in a 3D surround audio environment, with the unique configuration of the Sonic Lab.
For this activity, we will ask participants to use a smart phone. We will provide a link to a free barcode scanner app and voice recording app.
As an additional activity, we will explore transmitting voice through certain fabrics and materials, including aluminium, glass, plastic, wood, and silk. We will use the same sentence "what keeps us together" as a trigger. We will ask participants to reassemble these materials in their own way and transmit the sentence to one another using the materials. We will provide a demonstration and amplify the demo.