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Monday, 26 May 2014

Audio Roulette - Ready to Play!

Audio Roulette is an interactive artwork, offering you the unexpected from within your own headphones.

It’s a game for people who listen to music on a portable device. We’ve created a number of mystery tracks that you can hide within your playlists. You’ll then discover these tracks at random : audio roulette !

The mystery tracks are not musical, but are recordings of places and spaces designed to interrupt your listening routine. The intent of the game is to invite the unexpected into our day-to-day routines, interrupting not only our music but ourselves too.

The tracks are designed to surprise or transport you, before returning you to the safety of your headphones. They are short 30 second recording of a place, space or activity.  Sounds include exotic locations such as the rain forests of Borneo, as well as every-day sounds of urban life from London and areas of the UK. Tracks are recorded binaurally, giving realistic and immersive 3-d sound.

Visit to play.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Audio Roulette is on Twitter

We're getting ready for Audio Roulette, a new twitter account is up and ready for feedback from those listening to the roulette tracks.

Keep an eye on:  @AudioRoueltte

Monday, 21 April 2014

Creating a new art guide

I've just completed a graphic design course to develop my visual communication skills and I have been developing an art guide leaflet. It is based on an idea that i've had for a long time now, but it is finally being turning into a reality. 

Here is a sneak peak, but I am just finishing of the design so more to come soon!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Friday, 18 April 2014

Audio Roulette - Launching this month!

Audio Roulette is an interactive, online art work. 

You're invited to play by simply uploading our mystery Roulette tracks to your iPod / Phone, hiding them within your playlists and then listing to your music on headphones.

You'll hear the tracks at random in between your music, through your headphones, in everyday life.

The intent of Audio Roulette is to interrupt your listening routine, while bringing creative actions out of the gallery and into everyday life.

Soundry, a creative listening laboratory and online publication are hosting this project on their website:

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Audio Roulette - work in progress

Thanks to all that completed the survey about listening. I've learned a lot, and perhaps a little too much about when and how some people like to listen to music!

The majority of us use iPhones/iPods, iTunes and listen to albums, playlists or everything on shuffle. This is mainly while travelling - walking, bus, train, tube, aeroplane, taxis. But exercise and at work / studio came up a lot too.
And we're addicted ... with the majority of people saying they listened daily / most of the week.

Which makes the perfect conditions for Audio Roulette.

The research has given me lots of info about other music players that I hadn't heard of and helpful info about how much you use platforms like spottify or sound cloud that I know about and use. But what was even more interesting was everyones short descriptions of when and how they like to listen, which showed that despite our commonality here, we all do it our own way.

Whats next:
I'm busy preparing the sounds. I've spent the day wondering around east London listening to music and rouletting myself. My short list is getting edited down and I'm thinking of more ways to do this. What's more, I'm rekindling my love of music - its been a long time since I put headphones on and got lost to music.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

How do you Listen?

A little bit of research for an upcoming project 'Audio Roulette' with Soundry, a creative listening  laboratory and magazine.

If you have two secs to fill it out that would be great!

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