Project creators: Gruby Punkt Urban Lab (Agata Ruchlewicz-Dzianach, Łukasz Dzianach) + Invited guest participants: artist Anna Wejkowska-Lipska and Italian experimental musician Niet F n.
Miastofon is a purely acoustic interactive online map. Based on sound only, all visual aspects have been eliminated. It can be explored by moving an invisible cursor around the invisible map.
The recordings were made during spontaneous explorations of randomly discovered, often inconspicuous sites in Gdańsk New Port. The project was created in cooperation with blind and partially sighted people during three months of special workshops on sound and psychogeography at the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art.
Two types of sounds can be activated on the map: voices of project participants describing their feelings about the spaces around them, and ambient city sounds. Miastofon is an experiment in layering subjective urban soundscapes with field recordings. The project aims to accentuate the multi-textured sonic landscape by inviting you to listen actively to the city.
Miastofon is part of the SubjectiveMap initiative, a project focused on mapping sites subjectively to emphasise emotional perceptions of the space and explore non-material urban layers.