AR I-IV is a series of site specific soundscape compositions that represent artistic interpretations of specific locations in Aalborg, as part of Open Days Festival for new music and sound art 2018. Referring directly or indirectly to these locations, every composition relates to its location like a memory or a dream, onto which additional layers and dimensions have been added. Experienced at their respective locations, the compositions create an augmented sonic reality, where the recordings of the chosen locations are mixed with modulations of the recorded sounds that relate to them either explicitly or conceptually. These become meditations on time, space, memory and the identity of places in our urban environment.
AR (Augmented Reality) is a technology that combines data from the physical world with virtual data. AR I-IV is a continuation of the performance LR (presented at Open Days Festival 2017), which explored possibilities within augmented sonic reality; the possibility for sonic alteration of our reality.
The concert is presented as an audio-walk from the Utzon Center to Vor Frue Church. On this route there will be 4 chosen locations with 1 composition for each location. The audience use their mobile phone to stream the compositions from a given website. Headphones are provided.
Find the compositions and instructions here.
Photos by Stine Viuf and Morten Poulsen.
Realised with support from the Danish Arts Foundation.