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Locative Audio

Location-based Media, an umbrella for Locative Audio, brings to composers the idea of customising and associating sonic ideas to a specific geolocation.

Augmented Auralities

Students walking around campus listening to audioguides

Mobile technologies, such as the GPS smartphones employed for Locativeaudio.org project and custom made software provide the core tools for its realisation. These unique tools enable sound artists to apply locative audio and media technologies to creative thinking and to take the results to our streets and own pockets as an extension and reinvention of the concert hall.

By 'Augmenting the Aurality' of a specific every-day location, composers can recover memories of a particular place, can produce sonic alternatives to repositories of visual information; and even attempt to forecast desired futures through sound. What else can be done?