Mapamp, remix while walking
Artist: Tamas Szaka
I like the idea of triggering different sounds depending where a person is in a space, and especially of this is done in a large outdoor arena, like a park. As you move to different positions in the park, the soundscape changes, and you litereally use your body as a dj would use his hands to remix a track.
Mapamp uses existing structures and systems (architecture of a city, navigation and radio systems) to layer an artificial acoustic space over the original one.
The participant walks the streets wearing a special vest that allows him/her to navigate through different sound data fields. These virtual spaces differ from the geographic city scape. Changing his/her position, the walker can pick up and mix the sounds, which come into connection with the architectural features of the public space: the noise of the surroundings, distant radio stations and abstract sound samples intermingle in the space, depending upon the position, direction and velocity of the visitors.