Softday

website: http://www.softday.com

About Softday

Softday is a collaboration between Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström that started in 1999, exploring ideas in multimedia art.

What are they up to?

Want to be part of a unique public sound art event?

Want to turn your mobile phone into a musical instrument?

‘Sonic City’ is an improvised sound art work designed to be played on mobile phones.

Saturday 11am - 4.30pm > "Sound Trail" - Sound Art Workshop > French's Café

Softday (Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernstrom) in association with The Spirit Store , will work members of the public who are interested in getting involved in this unique project. Interested participants are asked to meet the artists for a day long workshop at the French's Café in Catherine Street, Limerick at 11.am on Saturday 8th May 2010. Participants will take part in a sonic walk/tour of Limerick, they will also be introduced to audio recording techniques, and computer based editing software.

Saturday 4.30pm > Performance > French's Café

The sound composition will be constructed from audio field recordings of the city of Limerick, which will be altered using computer based audio editing software. Each individual composition will be converted to MP3 or MP4 ringtones for the user’s mobile phone. The finished work will be performed live in public by the participants and their mobile phones as part of the ‘Softday Mobile Philharmonic’ at 4.30pm on Saturday 8th May in French's Café

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