The goal is to create an idealistic soundscape, imagining you have such a powerful ear that can perceive sounds coming from an endless acoustic horizon.
Joining the project is very simple… just fill in the specific form (click on "to participate") describing the sounds you can hear in this moment, the sound you are plunged into… sounds coming from the room where you and your computer are, or from other rooms of your house, or from the outside, from the city or the countryside.
By describing the sounds as better as possible, it will be easy for us to imagine them, and also to try to synthetize them in order to reproduce them.
You can also add any kind of comment and reflections of your own, memories and other thoughts suggests to you by the sounds. There is no space limitation: you can also send a recording of some rare or particular sound you are listening to.
The official language of THEBIGEAR is English, but contributions in every language will be welcomed.
The goal of THEBIGEAR is to build an imaginary (virtual?) soundscape, consisting of sounds coming from all over the world, from different ways of listening and from different listening locations, as if it was a unique big ear (with an unlimited acoustic horizon) to perceive them.
The software which runs THEBIGEAR will automatically insert your contributions into a hypothetical listening day, taking note of the time when your listening report was sent.
The official time of THEBIGEAR is the Aesthetic Flow Bureau time, and the time of any single intervention will be related to that timing.
THEBIGEAR is at the same time a literary and musical operation:
the idealistic soundscape we create, will be described by all the contributors, the project will gather collective and cooperative writings. As soon as the soundscape will be composed, we'll try to reproduce its acoustic aspects.
You can also partecipate in a continuous way, by signing up in THEBIGEAR mailing list (click on "mailing list"): through the mailing list you will be able to check the progress of the project and kindly asked to send further descriptions of your acoustic environment
P.S. The idea of THEBIGEAR was generated by long reflections about Giuseppe Chiari’s work "Fuori”: I would like to express all my gratitude to him.
P.S. The project could also be a subject for discussion: could possibly such an idealistic (virtual?, possible?) soundscape, formed by sound descriptions (and relative considerations) spread through the web, widen our hypothetical acoustic space, creating (even if in an imaginary way) a shared experience ( or an hyperexperience, or, again, a "web experience") of different sounds ?