Highly recommended for anyone traveling or living in coastal Queensland, Australia – a brand new app that explores the state’s wilder side — the rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. AURALITY is an innovative, downloadable and walkable endeavor is directed by Leah Barclay (@LeahBarclay), an Australian sound artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. The project is presented by Queensland Music Festival (@qldmusicfest), Brisbane City Council, The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Noosa Alive and Noosa Regional Gallery and launched on July 18, World Listening Day 2017.
AURALITY can be experienced by downloading a free mobile app that uses GPS points along the coast of Queensland to trigger audio based on location and movement. The free app for iOS and Android features 100 soundscapes activated across Queensland.
Listeners can preview soundscapes within the app, but the physical presence at the location triggers the sounds. The app includes more than 100 soundscapes including Brisbane, Noosa, Tin Can Bay, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach, Townsville and Cairns. More locations will be added.
The app is powered by Echoes.XYZ – an innovative platform that gives you the freedom to explore breath-taking GPS-triggered audio tours wherever you are. It’s best used with headphones. Walk on!
How can the app be used on location in Queensland and elsewhere on the planet?
Might other locations beyond Queensland be added in the future?
What is acoustic ecology?