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Map a voice

map a voice_logoMap A Voice is a collaborative innovation project, which aims to explore the sonic and social interactions between human voice and physical environment. The project will investigate the following questions:

  • How does a voice connect to a place?
  • If forms of speech — as well as what speaks — are not limited to mediums for verbal language or normative limits of hearing, in what other forms can a voice speak with its physical environment?
  • Can we consider such speech a medium for sonic and social interactions between human and nonhuman bodies?
  • Can we map a voice by means of these interactions?

The main outputs of the project will be a web-based mobile application and a series of workshops that will feature the app.

Workshop 1:

The first in the series of workshops will be held in the Anatomy Museum at King’s College London, on Friday 27 January 2017, 17.00 - 21.00. 

To participate in these workshops, please bring a smart phone. We will provide headphones and guide participants to the wifi network and project website. The website will display a map of phonemes and letters distributed in the Anatomy Museum, and guide participants to vocalise these sounds as indicated on the map. The map is based on the phonemes and letters of the following question: "What keeps us together?" Participants will voice the phonemes and letters, following the directions on the map and exploring the museum space. The app will enable participants to hear the resonances between the vocalisations and the concrete sounds happening in the museum.  

Open to all staff and students. Admission is free, to reserve your placeor for more information please email zeynep.bulut@kcl.ac.uk

This project is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Music and Department of Media and Computing & Rapid-Mix at Goldsmiths, University of London. It is supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s as part of the Early Career Researchers scheme.

Project Team:

  • Dr. Zeynep Bulut, Department of Music, Project Lead
  • Prof. Atau Tanaka, Department of Media and Computing and Rapid-Mix, Goldsmiths, University of London, Project Advisor
  • Dr. Michael Zbyszyński, Department of Media and Computing and Rapid-Mix, Goldsmiths, University of London, App Development and UX Designer
  • Dr Anna Kolliakou, Cultural Institute Knowledge Exchange Associate, Project Mentor
  • P-L-U-R-A-L, Project Identity and Site Design
  • Sean Morris, Workshop Assistant
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