human ear

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The Structural Sound Project London by Florian Tuercke

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The Structural Sound Project London by Florian Tuercke, powered by Arebyte and support from Diversity Art Forum. Project website: http://floriantuercke.net/structural_sound_project.html http://www.arebyte.com/ http://www.london-bam.co.uk/ The Structural Sound Project London was a participatory sound art project in public space. Its goal was to transform one London neighborhood into a one of a kind musical instrument. The project focused on structure borne sounds. These are sounds that occur inside solid materials and that are normally inaudible to the human ear. Different structures of public space (such as bridges, handrails, light poles, benches, etc.) each have unique sonic properties depending on their material, shape and purpose. With the use of contact microphones, these sounds can be detected. The project took place in the neighborhood of Hackney wick within a one kilometer radius around arebyte gallery (White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, East London). During the project, more than 300 contact microphones were handed out to the visitors of the gallery. Each microphone came along with mounting material and instructions. The visitors were encouraged to install the microphones on a structure of choice in public space. 154 microphones have been reported installed. Sound samples of all installed microphones were recorded and published on an interactive online map where they can be played simultaneously and in free order. This allows virtual sound walks through the neighborhood as well as individual compositions based on the structure borne sounds of the area. The microphones remain in public space beyond the project. A google map helps to find the individual microphones and enables them to be used for further projects or recordings.