Circles explores the relationship between polyphony and position by creating a conversation between animated circles, spatial sound and the visitor in a virtual space. Through their own infinite movement in a circle, the different sound sources create a continuous, slightly changing soundscape. By moving in this space, each visitor creates his or her own composition, his or her own virtual soundwalk. The user remains an observer and has no influence on what is happening. Only their line of sight and position in the sound field change their own experience of hearing and seeing. In addition to emitting sound, each sound source is deformed by its own generated sound. Circles captivates users and creates an immersive and relaxing environment in their browser.
This work is based on an idea for VR developed in the course “Audio Environments” by Prof. Thorsten Greiner / State University of Music & Furtwangen University 2019 and was shown at NIME 2020.
This installation works best with chrome/chromium or similar. Please use headphones and full screen mode for a better room experience.