Missing the hubbub: Memory and Identity in the Interactive Audio

Xavier Barriga-Abril, and Andres Basantes

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Demos
  • Pages: 650–652
  • Article Number: 99
  • PDF link

Abstract:

In this demo we present an interactive object called Barahúnda Boba, that was developed through the exploration of Quito’s identity (a city placed in the mountains in Latin América). The product is an audio container system that reproduces environmental sounds of the city to preserve the memory of Quito. It was built after studying the Baroque’s concepts, as a period, extrapolated to the Baroque’s culture. The program that plays and stores the audio is written originally in JavaScript under the p5.js’s library. The object is a decorative product, handcrafted in pine wood. The components are assembled in an Arduino controller and they are embedded in the product. Although the object has a user interface, the product (just like the noise of the city) can not be fully controlled.

Citation:

Xavier Barriga-Abril, and Andres Basantes. 2023. Missing the hubbub: Memory and Identity in the Interactive Audio. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_99,
 abstract = {In this demo we present an interactive object called Barahúnda Boba, that was developed through the exploration of Quito’s identity (a city placed in the mountains in Latin América). The product is an audio container system that reproduces environmental sounds of the city to preserve the memory of Quito. It was built after studying the Baroque’s concepts, as a period, extrapolated to the Baroque’s culture. The program that plays and stores the audio is written originally in JavaScript under the p5.js’s library. The object is a decorative product, handcrafted in pine wood. The components are assembled in an Arduino controller and they are embedded in the product. Although the object has a user interface, the product (just like the noise of the city) can not be fully controlled.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {99},
 author = {Xavier Barriga-Abril and Andres Basantes},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {3},
 pages = {650--652},
 title = {Missing the hubbub: Memory and Identity in the Interactive Audio},
 track = {Demos},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_99.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}