Audio Postcard was an sound art experiment exploring how digital life influence constructions of identity.
I was curious to see what would happen when four UG students from NYU with little to no experience manipulating sound and four MA composition students from the University of Córdoba became audio pen pals. Students from my Intro to Digital Arts class at NYU Steinhardt initiated a sound exchange with Gonzalo Biffarella’s Composition with New Technologies class at the University of Córdoba, Argentina during Spring 2014.
The one minute audio postcards were determined by a set of conceptual rules. Every two weeks, each student gathered sounds that best captured who they are and what life was like in their home city. These one minute compositions were then sent via SoundCloud to corresponding university student. At the end of the semester each class group created a one minute sonic portrait of their home city from their collective audio clips.
Here is my NYU class collective effort:
This exchange was inspired by the Soundson program developed by Wiska Radkiewicz and Andrea Cohen it is a web-based environment in which composers or students living in different countries create a common sound composition through an ongoing exchange of sounds.