Augmented Reality Sound Walks
From Tuesday 18 July
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World Listening Day
Tuesday 18 July
AURALITY App Launch Online
AURALITY Launch Event
Saturday 22 July 1pm
Noosa Regional Gallery
The project launch will include a traditional Welcome to Country, demonstrations of the mobile application and interactive sound walks along Noosa River. Leah Barclay will speak about the art and science of sound and the possibilities of acoustic ecology in climate action. The launch will also include an augmented reality and sound art showcase with works recently featured at COP21 in Paris and the 2017 Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
AURALITY is an augmented reality audio project exploring Queensland’s iconic rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. The project connects multiple communities stretching the coastline of Queensland for the 2017 Queensland Music Festival and NOOSA Alive.
The installation can be experienced by downloading a free mobile app for iOS and android that uses GPS points along the coast of Queensland to trigger audio based on location and movement. The free AURALITY app will launch on World Listening Day (July 18) with 100 soundscapes activated across Queensland. During NOOSA Alive audiences can experience AURALITY:
- along the Noosa River from in front of the Noosa Regional Gallery at Tewantin to the river mouth
- from Hastings Street, along the boardwalk and through the Noosa National Park
- at the J Theatre
- from the Noosa Arts Theatre through to the Weyba Wetlands.
Simply download the free app AURALITY here and your phone will act as a sonic compass to explore interactive soundscapes anytime during the festival.
AURALITY is created by Leah Barclay, a multi-award winning Australian sound artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. The concept for AURALITY was developed in Noosa during Floating Land 2015 through the River Listening project which has since featured at major events including Climate Week in New York City, COP21 in Paris and the 2017 Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.