Detroit Symphony asks public to upload sounds for new collaborative score

Posted on: March 5, 2015

“The ‘Symphony in D’ project is looking for looking for locals to download a new app and begin recording the sounds of Detroit,” writes John Steckroth on Tuesday (3/3) at WDIV’s website. “The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Tod Machover at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, released two free apps that allow citizens of Detroit and metropolitan locals to submit sounds and personalized mixes to the Symphony in D project. The mobile app, Symphony in D, is available … in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. The project aims to create a symphony about Detroit, for Detroit and essentially by Detroit. Organizers will consider submissions for inclusion in the final work, which is set for a premiere by the DSO at Orchestra Hall in Detroit on Nov. 16…. Machover plans to write a collaborative symphony using sound submissions and conceptual contributions from the public. App users can upload sounds that they record and listen to sounds submitted by others which are geo-tagged on an evolving ‘sound map’ of Detroit.”

Posted March 5, 2015