19 November 2009

Ho - a Sonic Expedition of Vietnam


Ho - a Sonic Expedition to Viet nam explained from Surround Wunderbar Studio on Vimeo.

Ho - a sonic expedition to Vietnam from Surround Wunderbar Studio on Vimeo.
Ho ported to Blender 2.63 and OpenAL (May2012)



Ho in Aberdeen - 13th Nov. 2010 - Test from Surround Wudnerbar Studio from Surround Wunderbar Studio on Vimeo.

A few of us from NOVARS @ Manchester (UK) are heading to Aberdeen (Scotland) to run a few pieces (Ho is one of them). This is in celebration of Pete Stollery's 50th birthday. It's going to be fun.

This is a test with some improvements from last time. It gets hard to use blender when one leave it for a while!



Above a mindmap of the the whole system. Click to enlarge.



HO @ NOVARS. Studio test (Labyrinth Scene) from NOVARS Research Centre on Vimeo.
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Hồ - A Sonic Expedition to Viet nam 2009 (Ricardo Climent)

The Navigation System Through Sound is a new sonic-GPS orientation tool created to assist dynamic compositional musical methods on a live performance. It aims to help general audiences to understand and enjoy more the language of electroacoustic music and to provide them with an enhanced surround sonic experience, inspired by that achieved on the visual sensory system in planetariums and three-dimensional cinemas. It also aims to increase the awareness, for example, on areas of sound pollution, with potential for expansion beyond typical territories of acoustic ecology. The performer/composer, as ‘the captain of the ship,’ controls the interface of a 'sound- wheel’ inspired by maritime navigation, leading audiences to an aural journey with critical stops at specific locations with unique sonic interest. Ho is a full-of-fun, but also drama, sonic-cartographic expedition to Vietnam combining composed sounds with game engine technologies and the use of audiometadata. Acknowledgments: great thanks for the open source blender community (blender.org)

For more about Ho, please visit its research blog - http://wunderbarlaboratorium.blogspot.com/

Bio: Ricardo Climent is a music composer and senior lecturer serving as - A sdirector of NOVARS Research Centre at University of Manchester, UK. (www.novars.manchester.ac.uk). Before, he lectured at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University, Northern Ireland where he also obtained master and PhD degrees in Composition involving computers. He was resident composer at the Conservatorio de las Rosas, Morelia, Mexico, at the JOGV orchestra in Spain, the LEA Labs- Conservatorio in Valencia, the Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, the Elektronisches Studio at the Technical University of Berlin. and the N.K. project. For more information, please visit: www.electro-acoustic.com (flash) and www.electro- acustica.com (mp3 audio and pdf scores)