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Echoes of the Osmotic Landscape

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We are an assemblage of water packets, slightly salty, like the sea we came from. As Loren Eiseley put it, we’re a “concentration” of water, “that indescribable and liquid brew which is compounded in varying proportions of salt and sun and time,” and on the day we’re born, we’re at high tide. After that, very quietly, the sea within us ebbs and ebbs, and as it goes … so do we

Osmoscape” explores a graphical notation score, where data and graphs related to water have been arranged to form a sound score. The found data is converted into an image using processing code that becomes the visual bases of a score, leading eventually to sound compositions being constructed out of user engagement via a WebApp, exploring a new way of archiving 55 datasets with their stories and sounds.

The initial development of this project was made possible with a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice Programme.

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