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Fields is a spatialised sound performance using web-based software running on the mobile devices of audience members. Fields is both a software system that enables a range of sonic diffusions to occur within a new sound composition, unique to each performance.​ The work uses the audience’s personal mobile devices as a collective array of speakers. These are controlled live by the centralized performer (Tim Shaw). ​ Fields was made in collaboration with web developer and audio engineer Sébastian Piquemal, a specialist in web audio, who wrote the software system while Tim Shaw conceptualized the programme and performs it with participation from the audience.​ ​ The work offers an alternative form of audience participation within sound-art performance. Fields not only offers a new approach to sound diffusion using software application design. This project and the accompanying paper, show how the artwork opens a new paradigm for spatialised audio and new media performance. The paper describes the technical and aesthetic observations about performing and composing with the system.

Publication metadata

Performer(s)/Choreographer(s): Shaw T

Publication type: Performance

Publication status: Published

Venue: Multiple Venues Worldwide

Year: 2018

Media of Output: Audio Visual Performance