Audioscan: The Sound of the City

Milan, October 2010

Audioscan is a multimedia interactive installation and a live performance combining music and video including 1.580 recordings and phonometric surveys gathered within the perimeter contained in the main ring road of Milano. Both are based on the sound mapping of Milano. Audioscan puts itself up as a chance to reflect on the features of the sound surrounding us and the spaces we act in. A process of meeting and exchange between contemporary art, music and environmental themes, a meditation on soundscape and the auditive dimension of human experience, both on an aesthetic and a social perspective. An ambitious cataloguing work and an awakening project through the transformation of a waste product of technological society – noise – into an artwork.

Concept and art direction
Giorgio Sancristoforo

Giorgio Sancristoforo e Giuseppe Cordaro


AGON and Basemental
Milan, 2010

Danilo Cardillo

Tech consultant
Massimo Marchi

Field recording
Diego Del Sarto
Alessandro Roggero
Luca DAloia
Eliana Varlaro
Dario Persi
Daniele Filaretti

Software & sound design
Giorgio Sancristoforo

Assistant sound designers
Diego Del Sarto
Alessandro Roggero

Touchscreen software
Daniele Pagliero


Production assistants
Cecilia Vanoletti
Walter DAversa

Thanks to
Dalila Sena
Pietro Pirelli
Vittoria Broggini
Silvia Sartorio
Olindo Genovese

With the contribute of
Prof. Len Sasso
Prof. Simone Tosoni
Prof. Marco Fringuellino
Massimo Gardella

and the Music Informatics Laboratory, University of Milan (LIM)

audioscan MILANO – Noise transformed into ambient music from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.

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