Polku: Designing an interactive sound installation based on soundscapes

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Ikonen, Antti
dc.contributor.author Acosta Lara, Jairo
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-29T10:22:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-29T10:22:17Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/19871
dc.description.abstract My master thesis is a written report of the process behind the design, construction and exhib-it of the interactive sound installation Polku. The thesis also offers an overview of the use of soundscapes within sound related practices, and relates them to my own work based on a reflexion on the use of soundscapes in artistic context. Polku is an interactive sound installation made by fellow Media Lab student Valtteri Wik-ström and me. Polku’s main idea is to create a collage of sounds that belong to Finnish sound-scapes, and that can be explored interactively. The piece was exhibited in Japan in 2014 and this thesis is an aftermath of the whole process. The thesis develops two ideas that were determinant for the design of Polku as well as my own artistic views: soundscapes as narration and soundscapes as recreation. I try to analyse what are the main tools for working with soundscapes within these two contexts, and how work of arts based on soundscapes can produce different results according to the function and use of the sonic elements. The process of building Polku offered great insight on the use of soundscapes in artistic prac-tices. Based on feedback, there is a very powerful link between people and their sonic sur-roundings, and I believe the work provided me with new insights on how to approach the use of soundscapes to enhance this link and create new sonic experiences en
dc.format.extent 56
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Polku: Designing an interactive sound installation based on soundscapes en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword soundscapes en
dc.subject.keyword sound art en
dc.subject.keyword interaction en
dc.subject.keyword soundscape art en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201603291492
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Ikonen, Antti
dc.programme fi

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