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Listen In
By Udo Noll and The Listen(n) Project
April 4 to June 17, 2019, Open 8 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

Listen In includes two interactive works that give the opportunity to the participant to both broaden their understanding of the soundscapes of faraway places, places that they may not have been exposed to at any time in their lives and to focus on the sounds rather than solely the sites of a place. Each of the works do this in very different ways: LListen(n): Embodied Sonic Experiences is a virtual reality nature experience that provides full 360 spherical images and ambisonic sounds of protected ecosystems in Arizona, California, Mexico and Germany. The radio aporee Geomixer uses an online map to mix soundscape recordings captured globally by hundreds of volunteers and professionals

NAISA would love to populate the radio aporee sound map with as many spring soundscapes of the Almaguin Highlands as possible. Want to add sounds from your own backyard to the radio apogee map? Click here to learn about an upcoming workshop at NAISA to get you started.

I. Listen(n): Embodied sonic experiences by The Listen(n) Project
Listen(n) is a virtual reality work in which users look around the environments wearing a virtual reality headset as if truly present in a landscape. As the user shifts around the spatial audio imaging adjusts to match visual orientation. The Listen(n) Project pursues questions about the role and function of sound and the perception of sound for a deeper understanding of place, presence, belonging and sustainability issues.
II. radio aporee: Geomixer by Udo Noll
The radio aporee: Geomixer uses a web browser for listeners to mix soundscape recordings from a global public archive updated daily by hundreds of volunteers and professionals. radio aporee is a global soundmap dedicated since 2006 to field recording, phonography and the art of listening. It connects sound recordings to its places of origin on a google map, in order to create a sonic cartography, publicly accessible as a collaborative project. The radio aporee platform also invokes experiments at the boundaries of different media and public space. Within this notion, radio means both a technology in transition and a narrative. it constitutes a field whose qualities are connectivity, contiguity and exchange. concepts of transmitter/ receiver and performer/ listener may become transparent and reversible.

Udo Noll born in 1966, is a media artist and degreed engineer for film, photography and media technology. He lives and works in Berlin and Cologne. Since the mid 1990s he has worked as an artist and media professional in numerous international projects and exhibitions. Udo Noll is the founder and active developer of radio aporee, a project platform for the artistic research of concepts and applications related to sound, space and place, with focus on field recording and corresponding practices.
The Listen(n) Project includes the collaborative team of Garth Paine, Julie Ann Wrigley, Sabine Feisst, Cornelius Poepel and Jenny Kaneis. The Listen(n) team is grounded in the field of Acoustic Ecology which studies and documents the sounds of the environment. They pursue questions about the role and function of sound and the perception of sound for a deeper understanding of place, presence, belonging and sustainability issues. The Listen(n) team also has offered on-site activities including listening and field recording workshops and soundwalks. It has developed online tools, including novel internet streaming technologies, and geo-located walking apps for mobile devices for virtual soundwalks through remote wilderness environments.