Can the city become a symphony? Electric cars are increasingly using synthesised sounds in order to mimic the traditional noise of the internal combustion engine. I explore an alternative in which the sound that the cars generate changes according to its relationship to other road users and the environment.

A traffic simulation is used to power the movement of vehicles through different sections of road networks in London. From a street level perspective the motions of traffic combine the sounds, creating soundscapes that are unique to the place and time. The roadside becomes a new context for sound - the city is the score.

di12.rca.ac.uk/projects/city-symphonies/
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