SATSYMPH-HERMES at the Network Music Festival/Birmingham
Negotiations with the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Scheme and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid are now completed and we await the outcome. SATSYMPH are partners in the bid. We propose to work with partner organisations to deliver GPS-triggered soundscapes particular to the heritage-rich South Dorset Ridgeway
Ralph Hoyte is in receipt of an Arts Council GftA (Grants for the Arts) professional development award ‘to develop his individual artistic practice in digital media’. He is creating ‘GPS-triggered audio-ghosts’ of the Romantic poets in locations across the Quantock Hills of Somerset and North Exmoor. More on Ralph’s website or on his ‘Romantic LitScape’ blog
Our latest contemporary music/poetry fusion, ‘ON A THEME OF HERMES’, launched in a bespoke installation in Hamworthy Park, Poole in May & in Bristol in June (2012) is still available to experience in location. Maps are available for download at Hamworthy Park Map and Bristol Map. Before you go and try them out, you will need to download the ‘SATSYMPH-HERMES’ app:
These are PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS – you just need to download the FREE app to your smartphone, go to where the installations are located, start the app up, put in your earphones – and wander! Here is a sample of what you may hear: ’On a Theme of Hermes‘.
‘On a Theme of Hermes’ can also be experienced ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: just go to a suitable outdoor space, say your local park, or a football field and open the app. It will ask you if you want to run ‘Hermes’ on this space. Just follow the on-screen instructions. A quite large space is needed, say around at least 30m square, for a good experience
A collaboration with Exeter University to investigate what ‘a Pervasive Novel’ could be, using Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘The House on the Strand’. Follow link: VITA
GPS-TRIGGERED IMMERSIVE SOUNDWORLDS
SATSYMPH LLP is composer and visual artist Marc Yeats; poet, writer and context-aware media director and producer, Ralph Hoyte; and coder, composer and audio engineer Phill Phelps. We compose ‘context-aware soundworlds’ – located high quality contemporary soundscape experiences outside in the real world triggered by GPS (satellite) signals. These ‘immersive soundworlds’ (or you can think of them as ‘virtual auditoria’) can be invested with contemporary music content, contemporary music/word fusions, poetry, heritage interpretive content, or with any desired audio content. We have ‘in-house’ capacity, know-how and experience in all of these areas. The audience access this ‘immersive soundworld’ by downloading an app containing all the content and instructions needed to run it onto their personal iPhone (we’re aiming in 2012 to open out to other platforms such as Google Android). Once downloaded you go to the designated location, don headphones and navigate the virtual world with your ears whilst remaining in the real world with your feet. No, you don’t need a phone signal – the soundscape is satellite-triggered. This ‘virtual soundworld’ can be any shape or size, can be disseminated or composed so that the audience members converge in certain areas, or are ‘funneled’ in certain directions. The concept is very simple: what you hear depends on your CONTEXT – what you do and where you are!
SATSYMPH LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership, Partnership No. OC367347; registered on the 16th August 2011 with the registered office for England and Wales.