FoundSounds is a unique new mobile app blurring the line between a social network and a collaborative art project. The premise is simple: if you find a sound you like, record it and share it with the world. Recordings are geotagged, and you can browse them by scrolling through a timeline or exploring a map. You can also construct sound collages that create intriguing sonic geographies. If enough sounds have been recorded in your area, consider taking a sound walk, which allows you to listen to recordings made near you. Walking past a concert venue would allow you to hear previous performances from that location, while passing by a new building would trigger the sounds of its construction. The vision of FoundSounds is to create a space where people can listen to sounds they might not normally hear.
The Nimbus is a sonic paintbox, featuring a collection of sound works by Chris Watson contained in an app for mobile devices. It allows you to travel within immersive sounds to impossible locations and inhabit natural environments which your physical presence would disrupt; detailed sound objects of stark beauty for personal listening. Alongside these portable experiences are a set of sound games; playful as well as sonically rich, that will take you on journeys that reorganise your everyday. The Nimbus allows you to hear natural environments as they are when we are not physically present with our smells, our noises and our narratives. Use it as a travelling companion, as you commute, work, shop or move through the grid of streets subdividing your world in arbitrarily geometric sections that have little to do with the geological and ecological reality underpinning our existence. It invites you to reframe your day-to-day activities within a strangely beautiful set of sound paintings by the world's foremost sound recordist.
Christian Fennesz (born 25 December 1962) is an Austrian guitarist active in electronic music, often credited on recordings simply as Fennesz. Fennesz uses guitar and notebook computers to make multilayered compositions that blend melody and treated samples with glitch-influenced sounds and washes of white noise. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Richard Skelton is a British musician. Following the death of his wife Louise in 2004, he began to make music as a way of coming to terms with the tragedy. His music, which uses a number of instruments – principally guitar and violin, has been compared with that of Arvo Pärt among others. His recordings explicitly reference places of emotional resonance, specifically the West Pennine Moors, and the area around the sparsely populated parish of Anglezarke. His album Landings has been compared with Brian Eno's Ambient 4: On Land in its evocation of place and memory. Skelton even goes so far as to include artefacts, such as twigs and alder catkins, from significant places in the packaging of his releases.
Thomas Köner (born 1965 in Bochum, Germany) is a multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. He's been noted for his use of low frequencies. The BBC, in a review of Köner's work in 1997, calls him a "media artist," one who works between installation, sound art, ambient music and as one half of Porter Ricks dub techno.