{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity
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issit: In Situ Sound Installation Toolkit

keine Ahnung von Schwerkraft will be realized with the sound installation toolkit issit (In Situ Sound Installation Toolkit). It was developed by the Institut of Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and will be available throughout the entire duration of the project.

The technical instruments allow creating and fine-tuning sound installations in situ. issit offers the possibility to capture and create interactivity between sound and space especially to those installations working with a specific physical and spatial situation. It allows for playing and improvising with the sound and the space as well as for documenting the working process and capturing (i.e. recording) site-specific phenomena. The result is a mobile and agile listening experience, especially shaped by the peculiarities of the specific space and its situation.

issit is made of carefully selected hardware and specifically developed software components:

The hardware consists of 32 active speakers ans cases, D/A converters, an audio interface, a laptop computer and all the cables and fixtures needed to easily disperse the speakers in any architectural or natural setting.

The software is based on SuperCollider and provides versatile modules for sound file playback, sound synthesis and processing, signal routing and spatialization as well as recording and documentation.