Soundscraper – Call for Participation

Soundscraping — using the Internet to share, play, process, and mix live sounds from the world at large.
This is a call for worldwide participation for a series of “live crowdsourced soundscaping” performances, beginning in San Francisco, California this March.
The Soundscraper project seeks volunteer-participants to stream live sounds from their environments over the Internet, based on a schedule of requests for specific “place-sounds”.
Introductions to the Soundscraper project are available here on this site, including descriptions of current project activities and what to expect during Soundscraper performances, as well as the inspirations and some of the long term goals of the project.

The premiere Soundscraper performance will take place live in San Francisco at The Center for New Music on March 10, 2014, from 8:00 to 10:00 PM PDT (March 11, 2014, from 03:00 to 05:00 AM GMT). Here you will find the schedule, or “score”, for the performance which serves as the rough guide for your participation.
Here is the guide to obtaining, installing, and using the currently recommended live-streaming application (Ustream), as well as how to provide your sound stream to a Soundscraper performance.

If you will consider participating in any upcoming Soundscraper performance, please send your contact info to
To participate in our first, “maiden voyage”, performance on March 10, 2014, please e-mail the above address no later than March 1. (Please replace the subject, or include a line, to say “I want to send a sound stream”.) We will contact you to schedule a 15-to-30 minute period in which to test our streaming connection and to cover a few details about the upcoming performance.
Soundscraper was conceived by composer Thom Blum.

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