TRAMJAM Rotterdam RushHour

Workshop at DEAF04.

Nov 2004
Nov 2004
09:00 to 21:00

TRAMJAM Rotterdam RushHour is a networked streaming audio performance creating a musical sound map of the city, scheduled as a public event with netstreaming and local radio broadcast for DEAF04. TRAMJAM calls for Rotterdam media art students, sound artists and other interested people to join a Rotterdam TRAMJAM session.

TRAMJAM is initiated by Mumbai Streaming Attack, a networked performance study group currently based in Zürich (Switzerland). The group first performed TRAMJAM Zürich RushHour for broadcast in February 2004, and TRAMJAM Vienna RushHour for the Free Bitflows conference in Vienna in June 2004. The group aims to continue its TRAMJAM RushHour performance in major European cities where urban tramlines exist.

For the Rotterdam TRAMJAM performance, Mumbai Streaming Attack invites local Rotterdam media students and sound artists for a joint multi-track-multi-driver TRAMJAM session that follows the routing and rushhour tram schedule of Rotterdams nine tramlines. Each sound artist can choose a tramline and design sound material that characterizes that particular tram routing. The sound materials can be collect or composed sound, pre-recorded for collective on site/on tram live sound upload through mobile devices. The performance set for a public space will also invite public participation via mobilephones on trams or microphones/walkie talkie on site.

TRAMJAM is programmed with PD (pure data), an open source software, a multi-platform realtime performance processor. For our open call performance in Rotterdam, we will hold PD workshops for installing tramjam PD programming for each participant. TRAMJAM - ROTTERAM is a V2_ - DEAF04 project supported by Media Design Research, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam (http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/) and New Media Studies, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich.

PD workshop
Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Overblaak 85, Rotterdam
Date: Tuesday 9 - Thursday 11 November (10:00 hrs till closing time)

Sound editing, orchestration and pd installation will take place during the workshop. At the workshop the resources collected during the sound concept and initiation phase. The resources will be edited and prepared for the performance on the 12th of November.

The workshop is held for three days. It is not required to attend all three days of the workshop, but attending one would be needed in order to process the participants resources.

Scheduled performance
Location: near Blaak metro station
Date: Friday 12 November (15:00 - 19:00 hrs)

During the performance the resources edited during the workshop will be streamed and aired on radio for the duration of the performance. The process of taking sound on the trams will be opened to the public whose resources will be mixed (realtime) into the previously edited sound resources from the workshop.

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