Simul Sunder (Sound Installation)

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Time: 11am - 3pm
Overview

Simul Sunder is an interactive installation that converts online videos into audiovisual material. Created as a response to the seemingly endless consumption of online content due to the distancing measures brought by the 2020 pandemic, the aim was to turn passive viewers into active participants of a performance.

Inside the installation room, four computers are available for visitors to search and select YouTube content. The sound and video from each computer are transmitted to a processing system that creates ambient soundscapes and abstract visualisations. Several parameters defining the resulting material’s texture, energy, and localisation across the multichannel sound system are determined according to the original content’s characteristics, with a further set of eight parameters available for manipulation from a tablet.

As well as inviting in-person participants, the installation will also be streamed live. Remote visitors will be able to interact with the system’s parameters through Open Sound Control apps, such as TouchOSC, Mrmr, OSC Controller, and so on. App templates and the necessary instructions will be made available closer to the launch of the installation.

 

NB: This installation takes place in COR 200 in the Cornerstone Building at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP. It runs from 11am - 3pm. Tickets are not required but social distancing will be managed at the venue.

Ticket Details

Free Admission (no tickets required)