Wednesday March 28, from 2-5 pm l Netherlands Media Art Institute

Wednesday March 28, from 2-5 pm
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
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Cost: euro 5,-

The internet has become the largest ever archive of sound recordings. With the rapid growth of websites like Youtube, Vimeo, Freesound and Soundcloud, its in fact hard to imagine that there is any sound one couldn't find on the web. At the same time, internet browsers have become ubiquitous tools in our daily lives. They are our primary interfaces to our media experience and have become the foremost tool to structure our aesthetic experience of the web.

Soundwwwalks are an emerging genre of live browser-based performances. During such performances, the artists take the audience on a sonic surf tour through the world wide web. The performances and compositions all follow a brief One-Line-Manifesto: "All sound sources must be played in a browser, must not be self-produced and must be publicly accessible." This way, all performances stay fully accessible, they can be reproduced by anyone and anywhere there is an internet connection.

The workshop offers an introduction to the Soundwwwalk format and other contemporary internet based sonic art practices. The lecture will also frame it in a media historical background in sound studies and internet art. In a hands on session, we will show you all the possibilities to find, generate and manipulate sounds found online and get you ready for your own stage based performance.

The workshop is taught by Bernhard Garnicnig, initiator of the Soundwwwalk format. Find more about his work at