Walking Music

Music Architecture @ Erste Campus

Walking Music is an interactive social music installation, which turns the Erste Campus into an instrument. Every person moving there triggers a number of sounds in real time. One person crossing the Campus creates a melody, many people create a harmony.

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A tracking system captures movements and triggers musical sounds over a multitude of loudspeakers. This piece of music architecture was be realized by composer Rupert Huber in cooperation with Ars Electronica Solutions. He is widely known for his piano music and music installations, his electronic music project TOSCA and his collaboration with Ars Electronica.

For Huber, music is communication as well as an active state of peace. His theory of composing, called dimensional music, considers physical space and unknown possibilities to create social and participatory music architecture.

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We would like to thank the Tabakfabrik Linz for making a test setup possible.

Project Credits:

Team: Florian Cossee, Harald Moser, Patrick Müller, Robert Pibernig
Extern: Rupert Huber, Ton&Bild, Vienna Sound Vienna Light, D.I.Ghahremanian
Foto Credits: eSeL.at – Lorenz Seidler, Harald Moser
Text Credits: Erste Stiftung

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