RoadMusic is a generative music project for your car. The road becomes a score and the driver a musician. The music is the sound of the journey.
The RoadMusic App uses data from your mobile phone’s sensors to generate music for your car journey from the journey itself. Bumps, curves, accelerations and braking are detected while a camera analyses the visual scene. The data is sonified – mapped to real-time audio synthesis and processing- creating ever changing music reflects the road, the landscape and your driving. This interpretation is done in different ways and on different scales – events such as bumps, bends or changes in landscape, not only generate musical events, they are also used to calculate averages that evolve slowly modifying overall parameters of the composition. The app is the result of a long process of research and development that started in 2007. Today, aside from Sinclair’s original program there are versions available by composers: Andrea Cera, Atau Tanaka & Adam Parkinson, Marine Quiniou, Mathias Isouard, Charles Bascou.
Mobile Audio Fest is a 4 day event exploring the relationships between mobility and (new) forms of listening and sound-making. Conceived as a series of “rendezvous” in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, Mobile Audio Fest presents 15 projects by international artists in which mobility plays a central part. The program includes performances, installations, apps, soundwalks, audiowalks, workshops and talks.
An event conceived and organized by Locus Sonus
Curated by Peter Sinclair & Elena Biserna
Coordinated by Anne Roquigny