Open Call

SONIC TRAILS Theatres of Archimagination

Arts Letters & Numbers

No Funding
Free / No Costs


Join Max Sandred & Örjan Sandred in an online conversation with composer Hans Tutschku, Professor and Director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition. Introduced by Lisa Landrum. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT (11:00am CDT).

Number of Participants



No deadline


September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021


No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Critique, Discussion, Mentors, Online Exhibition, Panel, Publication, Seminars


Choreography, Dreamers, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Performance Art, Research, Social Practice, Sound Art, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Visual Arts


English, Italian, Korean, Spanish

Program Description

What is the pulse of a city when citizens go silent? What are the scenes of a city when society recedes? What qualities and processes remain when everyday activities are abandoned? As the city enters a state of “Lockdown,” the urban environment loses its most distinctive element: human presence. Nonetheless, it would be a mistake to consider the city abandoned. As human activity withdraws, other processes and activities come into focus. Cars pass through empty streets, trees sway in deserted parks, birds roam uninhabited spaces. In Sonic Trails: Lockdown, visitors are immersed in various events of a lockdown city occurring regardless of their presence. Using multiple audio-visual samples of these urban phenomena, the installation creates a new inhabitable place using layered projections and four loudspeakers. Artificial intelligence algorithms determine the composition of this environment in a constant process of deconstruction and reconfiguration.

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