Workshop ESBAM2008

Last changed: 2009/02/07 17:32 


Mai 26.27.28 2008 ESBAM workshop

Julien Clauss, Alejo Duque, Scott Fitzgerald

Departing from the idea of working outside, in the outskirts of La Calanque de Sugiton.

Individual perspectives of work:


Building off the ideas Julien and Alejo presented below, perhaps we can do field recordings, and take GPS coordinates of where the recordings are made and use that data to influence or change the samples.

Other data could be recorded as well (temperature, amount of light, wind, etc.), to create other variables.

This data could also be shared over a local network and rebroadcast in the calanques.


I propose using a already build patch synthesis, made to be play by many user, each user play a parameter, the same patch run on each laptop (so sound same). Student start playing at the same place then move and continu to play in many place, connected with the adhoc network. can form a sound chain, perheap with spatialization from one computer to

one other.

Organise a group walk, peaple in line (with visual and hadhod contact from one to the next) then walk from esbam till calanque de sujiton.

Can use the coordonate of the midle position of the line to generate a globale parameter to the patch.

OR, can make a soundfliedwalk recording first, then use the soundfile as base of synthesis <-> played short sliced part

related to theposition gived by the gps. A way to rewalk inside past recording and generate new sound with this.


Proposes the use of ad-hoc networks to share captured/generated data from each laptop via OSC or netsend, some tests have been done. On the sound processing side im not to fond to the idea of everyone using the same patch and walking in order to la calanque. We can also consider playing with net-pd: that could be part of the workshop day activities.

As for mapping I've generated first approach via google earth to the terrain:

During Day 3 of the workshop i manage to produce the first data visualizations among others using google maps so to share the result with others:,5.444562&spn=0.004926,0.009398&z=17

There where also some useful uses of a service called magnavox, but so far i cant find a way to make its results public online, the animated tracklog is the one linked in the day 3 results below.

For future reference here below is a short example on how a log from k2o looks like, the gps data is parsed in a way that any OSC enabled application can read withouth chunking:

0.375948 /kismet/time/timesec i 1210417178
0.375948 /kismet/time/bang
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/bssid s 00:0F:CC:F1:2C:B4
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/net_index i 0
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/minpos fff 47.546532 7.592362 1150.709961
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/maxpos fff 47.547169 7.592965 1182.060059
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/bestpos fff 47.546532 7.592965 0.000000
0.379993 /kismet/network/0/aggpos fffi 570.564835 91.109354 12720.509766 12

Programm of the workshop

Day 1 May 26

intro and walk to the calanque for sound and g.p.s data recording

Day 2 May 27

data processing, audio editing and map creation: google_map_calanque

Day 3 May 28

morning tests and disscusion, data visualization and final presentation at la calanque

here is a video of the animated tracklog:


here is the archive of the sound files used: