Interactive Sound Arena
INTERACTIVE SOUNDSCAPE CONCEPT
Taking into consideration the rights held by the University of Edinburgh over the open urban space of Bristo Square, an intervention has been proposed which might be considered more suitable than large-scale pieces of furniture given its flexibility. Indeed, the project revolves around the idea of mapping musical scores just around the circular shape that defines the square itself. Considering the square as being a 360˚ circle, the space becomes the stage for an interactive installation where each square composing the circle, triggers a particular sound. Its recognizable design would make the interactive virtual installation the playfield for music scores played by the footsteps of the passengers.
One of the basic aim of the designed concept would be that to take the audience’s interaction from a phase of unintended action to one that is deliberate. There eventually the interactors could start to play with the system and engage in a creative action rather than in one that is simply improvised and offhand.