Urban Sonification

2017    Sound Installation

This urban sonification project aims to (re)discover urban structures and the flow of time that are usually not felt. Kenta Tanaka invented a system of urban sonification utilizing a machine learning software You Only Look Once (YOLO) which enables computers to detect objects in movement. He then, exhibited a sound installation with the system and the idea of applying urban complexity in the field of sound arts. Based on theories and practice of contemporary musicians and post-modern thinkers, this audiovisual work attempts to find a new methodology of knowing how our time works through synchronizing the urban rhythms of Shibuya.

Kenta Tanaka & Houxo Que