Oscillating Cities took place as a performance at iMal in 2014 and a workshop at Sonar +D in 2015. It mediates soundscapes through a network of short range FM radio transmitters. Soundscape composition allows us to capture, edit and represent the sounds within a city and the stories they tell. At iMal, field recordings from the Molenbeek area of Brussels and processed and rebroadcast internet radio created a space for performance with multiple radios.
Full details of the project including a technical description of how Raspberry Pis were turned into FM transmitters is available here.
At Sonar +D, the project was re imagined as a workshop. Participants used the interface to broadcast field recordings made around the Sónar site. The final outcome was a collaborative performance using a collection of FM radio recordings tuned and retuned by the participants.