Floating Scores

- building a Tasmanian soundscape

Project Overview

 

Gap In The Fence is producing Floating Scores - building a Tasmanian soundscape via a digital platform for smart devices and located sound beacons. The project creates a layer of sonic art across sites via a digital platform, introducing an entirely new level of public art interactivity via discrete sound zones in public space.

   The  App will be accessed via android or iPhone and generate real-time audio as the user moves through locations and creates a platform for the transmission of sonic art content in an array of real and imaginary pasts or futures based on climatic or other conditions in the present, and increases options for engaging with sites and objects in public space.

   The project commenced in August 2020 and is planned for public launch in early 2022.

The App

The App is developed by Dr Bill Hart, an artist/programmer who lectured in Art & Technology at UTas for 25 years. Based in Hobart, his work in generative art explores innovative engagement across software art and mechanotronics. His interest in this project is with artworks as systems for collaboration, and technically combining generative audio systems and locative media to generate meaningful, ever-changing and surprising experiences. Bill is developing the App in collaboration with Gap In The Fence, funded by an Australia Council (Adapt) grant. The App is the platform to allow users access to an integrated layer of site specific audio art, music and spoken word. 

Content

Content will be commissioned from Tasmanian-based artists working in a range of fields – writing, music, sonic art, performance – with stories and aural imaginings. Over time this soundscape will reflect different world views, e.g. Indigenous understanding, speculative futures, contemporary retellings and poetic narrative layers tied to locations or events; they may mix together or be dominated at a particular time by one narrative. The project will have capacity to incorporate content which includes narrative, ambient, musical and experimental sonic art and can be integrated with and/or support events and increase accessibility to, for example, significant sites or public art.

   Commissions will provide opportunities for Tasmanian artists and artworkers in diverse media, to produce content and/or enhance interpretation of already extant works in public spaces. It will create an online library of Tasmanian works from writers, composers, and sonic artists adapted or created for places and events in diverse locations - a Tasmanian soundscape.

Content Commissioning

Commissions will provide opportunities for Tasmanian artists and artworkers in diverse media, to produce content and/or enhance interpretation of already extant works in public spaces. It will create an online library of Tasmanian works from writers, composers, and sonic artists adapted or created for places and events in diverse locations - a Tasmanian soundscape.

Click here to see current OPPORTUNITIES

Click here to read the PROJECT GUIDELINES

Click here to submit an EOI

Generously funded by: 

The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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In collaboration with:

The TSO is our auspice, marketing and musical partner.

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