What an incredible summer it has been..... learning more and more about air pollution, co-writing a futuristic sonic narrative, developing sonifications in pure data, developing new air pollution visualisations, launching a new work that brings this all together and cycling around Middlesbrough with Kaffe :)
We took a bit of time to reflect on the journey in these blog posts on the BRI website, sharing sonification approaches and mobile air pollution findings and frustrations:
Read more about the work 'No scent or colour' about the Enviro Bikes and how they work and to get a copy of the air pollution data we've been gathering.
Kaffe Matthews and I are starting work on a new commission with The Bicrophonic Research Institute, creating a new sonic bike project for Middlesbrough with Auxiliary Gallery.
We're heading up to Middlesbrough this week for a one week residency, to start developing the project. We're thinking about air quality, noise pollution and generally what else might be in the air of Middlesbrough. The plan is to kit up the sonic bikes with air pollution sensors, to not only collect data, but to make their air quality audible.
We're hoping to meet new people who'd like to get involved. If your based in the area, come and join us - we're holding an open day on Sat 22 Feb 2020. There will be vegan chili and drinks to enjoy too.
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985213998290171/
The work will launch at MIMA for Sonic Arts Week July 18-25 2020, Orange Pip Festival August 2020 and Middlesbrough Art Weekender September 24-27 2020
I had the pleasure of working on the design and build of this earlier in the month - a new sonic bike design by Kaffe Matthews and the BRI:
Introducing the sonic bike and bicrophonic projects on behalf of the Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI) to the Digital Revolution conference Culture NUM with Festival Aix en Provence.
13 July 2016
Bicrophonic Research Institute
A co-creator of, and cyclist in the herd of sonic animals stampeding to the Climate March London - with the Bicrophonic Research Institute.
Symposium, November 16, 2015, 14.30 > 19.00,
The Architecture University of Venice (IUAV) & CRiSAP
On the theme of the urban environment, presenting sonic bike sound work Habitat from the Summer Pedalling Games.
5 & 6 September, London Fields, Hackney.
A group sonic cycling event by the Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI). 10 sonic bikes, 10 bicrophonic artist and 10 new sound works.
A sonic bike is "a bicycle with frame mounted speakers carrying sounds and music that will change and play dependent on where and how fast the cyclist goes, using our sonic bike to GPS software system. The sonic bike was invented by Kaffe Matthews and has evolved over 10 years of international projects".
My work explores the built environment; the planning, implications and possible uses of our city spaces, taking you on a journey into imaginary spaces and back. The first part of the work is plotted to a set route out of the north end of the park, the second part is plotted in a free form style across a mesh of streets to the east of the park, here you can ride, explore and make your own route through the streets and sounds. Follow the development of my work on my blog http://lisa--hall.blogspot.co.uk/.
Come and ride! Bikes can be collected from the stall in London Fields and used for 20 minutes to explore and hear a work. Free, deposit required. 11am - 5pm.
For older blog posts: www.lisa--hall.blogspot.com