ICT & Art Connect event – European Commission – Brussels – May 11-12

Hear the CityHear the City – Andrew Faraday, Kate Halsall, Annalisa Terranova

May 11-12 the FET-ART Final Event – ICT & Art Connect

A collaboration that formed out of the ICT & Art Connect Hackathon event at NEM, Nantes programmer Andrew, musician Kate and video artist Annalisa have developed and built an art installation/performance that interacts with local social media feeds to present a compelling sonification of our interactive daily lives.

Hear the City takes random snapshots of social activity from specific localities through the conversion of Twitter feeds into musical notation, creating a reflection on both the endless invisible streams of metadata and the visible comments we throw out into the world.

Incorporating projections showing the origins of the Tweets and feeds, real time Instagram pictures and synthesised text to note sounds, the installation is accompanied by a live recital of the translated incoming texts by concert pianist Kate Halsall. Shifting effortlessly between the poignant and the humourous, this unique combination of analogue and digital, live performance and generative music, shines a compelling spotlight onto our social world.

Residency supported by Stromatolite