esther ainsworth | e_s_t

 

 

 

| drive-in sound |

 

 

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drive-in sound is the first of a series of mobile projects exploring interactive technology, social networking and location through the medium of sound.

i have been using my car as a mode of travel, plotting routes both nationally and internationally and along these routes, inviting people to contribute sounds via mobile phone or skype technology.  these sounds have formed the substance for live performance and installation creating soundtracks intended for car radio and broadcast.

the sounds from one or more remote environment are transmitted live to car, as an evolving sonic environment. installations/performances using real-time links, bridge communities and places whilst in a state of wondering or searching.

removing the ritualism of concert hall music, social structure and the gallery space. remote sound environments enter our local spaces and become part of personal space.

i am hoping to create a universal language through sound marked only by my presence in places i have been, transcending barriers of language and nationality.

this work encourages a dialogue with the natural world and phycologically listening to sound differently depending on space and place..it is never the same twice.

i am currently working on a route for my next piece of work. this project has been supported by and realized whilst on residency at camac centre for arts and technology. 

photograph above supplied by:  matthew vincent-townend
phantom_furies@hotmail.co.uk mobile no. 07815844678
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drivers log - previous posts about this....

this is the documentation of my main project whilst working at camac.

on the 27th of February I began a drive from my home in central London to Marnay-sur-seine collecting environmental sounds along the route and inviting people to contribute sound from their own environments via phone and skype technology.  
the intention was to build a mix which would reconnect the journey via sound.


whilst at CAMAC, this sonic documentation has taken the form of an installation and performance on the 24th of March where live calls were received from participants and mixed from the back of the car to create a further level to the work.


this will be the first of an ongoing series of projects.

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documentation de mon projet créé à camac.


le 27 février, j’ai commencé un voyage à partir de chez moi à Londres, en recueillant des sons le long de ma route et en invitant des personnes à y participer en se connectant par Skype pour envoyer les sons du lieu où ils se trouvent.


mon intention était de créer une bande sonore qui représente en son mon voyage.


le 24 mars j’ai pu au cours d’une installation-performance remixer ces sons avec les appels que je recevais en direct des personnes que j’avais rencontrées sur ma route. Le public était invité à s’asseoir à l’arrière de ma voiture pour écouter cette performance en direct.


ce travail est le premier épisode d’une série que je souhaite mettre en place lors de mes prochains déplacements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thursday 24th march first performance

on the 27th of february i began a drive from my home in primrose hill, london to marnay-sur-seine, a small villiage just outside paris to commence position as an artist in residence at camac centre for arts and technology. 

from the start of the drive to my destination i recorded sounds at selected stop off points and handed out invitations to people to send me the environmental sound of their location via phone or email in an attempt to re-connect the points of the route through the medium of sound. 

thursday the 24th march was the preview of the work so far. a soundtrack was compiled from all the collected clips designed to be played on a car stereo, bringing the sounds from the environment inside the car. the car was used as a mobile installation space that people could enter at any point.

a performance took place for one hour during the evening throughout which live phone and skype calls were received from callers with the sound of their current surroundings along the route. these calls were worked into a live dj mix from the back of the car to create a further level to the soundscape.

this project is the latest of a series of evolving works which use interactive technology to explore ideas of relocating sounds in everyday environments. often this work brings together communities and considers the integration of mass communication as a creative tool.

i would like to thank all the people who got involved in the project and also a huge thank you to all the people who called annonymously (you know who you are). i have attachted the sound file of the mix from this event so far and i would like to thank the named persons below for their sonic contributions to my work....

craig cameron, zoe cooke, gary dorking, mairead dunne, beverley dyke, kenny everitt, dan farncombe, charles harrowell, mona henshall, ike igebetola, helen jaques, joanie magill, neale purton, marie smith, matthew vincent-townend, david wells, jun zhou

 

primrose hill

london

dover

calais

boulogne sur mer

saint valery sur somme

abbeville

paris

provins

nogent sur seine

marnay sur seine

 

this project is supported by camac centre d’art, marnay art centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

call me live

thursday 24th march 7-8pm (fr) 6-7pm (uk)
a drive in sound from primrose hill to marnay-sur-seine

 

 

thursday the 24th March will be the preview of my work so far using sound to rebuild the points of my journey made from primrose hill, london to marnay-sur-seine, outside paris.

i have invited people who live or work along the route i travelled to send me the sounds of their environment via mobile phone or skype from which i have compiled a soundtrack to played on a car stereo, using a car as an exhibition/performance space.

i am now looking for people to participate live during this performance by calling in during the times of 7pm–8pm (france) or 6pm–7pm (uk).  these calls will be worked into a live mix to create a further level to the soundscape. 

please send me the sounds of an environment you live/work/exist in.

you can ring me live on skype during this time period at Skype name:
e_s_t.dj
or call/text my phone at:
(+44) 7775 722888 (please be aware costs for this option)
final option is to send live clips via email:
ainsworthesther@hotmail.com

i look forward to hearing from you and will send everyone who has kindly got involved a mix of the soundtrack after the performance.

many thanks for getting involved.

 

 

 

 

a drive in sound from primrose hill - marnay sur seine

 

on the 27th of february i began a drive from my home in primrose hill, london to marnay sur seine, a small villiage just outside paris to commence position as an artist in residence at camac centre for arts and technology.  i had proposed to camac to explore some new ideas for a series of sound pieces using the drive from england to the residency as an inspiration. 

 

from the start of my drive to my destination i recorded sounds along the way and further to this handed out invitations to people on route to send me the environmental sounds of their location via phone or email.

 

i am now inviting people to participate and help me to re-connect the route i drove through the medium of sound. 

 

i am calling on people to send me small clips of the sound of their environment recorded via phone. these can be submitted via skype to;

 

clips can be of any environment that you live/work/exist in. the only criteria is that it is on the route below and that you let me know where the clip is from. this web page is the first phase of putting together this project. further updates, sound clips and information about how the sounds have been used will be uploaded in the next couple of weeks.

 

my first performance/installation using these sounds will take plon thursday 24th of march, at camac arts centre as part of a group show. more information and podcasts/recordings will be available after the event.

 

this project is the latest of a series of works which use interactive technology to explore ideas of relocating sounds in everyday environments. often this work brings together communities and considers the integration of mass communication as a creative tool.

 

thank you for reading.

 

 

route from london to paris.....

 

 

primrose hill

 

london

 

dover

 

calais

 

boulogne sur mer

 

saint valery sur somme

 

abbeville

 

paris

 

provins

 

nogent sur seine

 

marnay sur seine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

| projects and works to date....

 

| warrington voices |

| balfron listening |

| air traffic |

| bridge links |

| bridge soundings |

| parallel relay |

| short films - france 2011 |

| forest fire |

| respire in e, d and f |

| radio-active |

| evening call |

| in bloom |

| drive-in sound |

| downstairs |

| crack project |

| spring clean 08 |

| textures.fm |

| text opera |

| textual intercourse |

| chatroom drama |

| unsound night |

| relax |

| tiles |

| behind closed doors |

| tubular bells remix |

| tap |

©2003 esther ainsworth