Soundscape Composer


Soundscape Composer provides an intuitive interface to organize, mix, and alter sounds within an archive. It was developed in collaboration with N.B. Aldrich.

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(Screencast demo of Soundscape Composer.)

The initial version of the software, “Interactive Soundscape Designer”, was created for Interactive Soundscapes, a project that began at Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine in 2005. The Interactive Soundscapes project is an opportunity for communities to develop a profile, or self-portrait, in audio recordings. This profile is intended to exist as a public forum which invites not only listening but also a chance for individual users to mix, match and alter sounds in an easy-to-use compositional environment. We hope this project will contribute to the overall aims of the acoustic ecology movement: encouraging the collection and enjoyment of audio recordings not just as aesthetic objects but also as aids in understanding and appreciating the world around us.

Soundscape Composer can be configured for live performance or unattended public “kiosks”.

Contact me if you would like a copy (currently Mac only).

Note: You may need to adjust your security settings and/or install Java. See Installation Instructions.