Oscillating Cities was a workshop conducted at Sonar +D Barcelona June 2015. It was developed at iMal Brussels in June 2014.
Soundscape composition allows us to capture, edit and represent the sounds within a city and the stories they tell. In this workshop we will take the same practice and use radio to edit and compose a soundscape by moving through the urban space.
Oscillating cities is a workshop for general audience and will see Raspberry Pi interfaces (single-board computer) converted into short range FM transmitters.
Participants will use the interface to broadcast field recordings made around the Sónar site. The final outcome will be a collaborative performance using a collection of FM radio recordings tuned and retuned by the participants. The local FM spectrum will be filled with a collection of field recordings as well as the local radio curated by the participants.