WeatherPlayer is an online audio installation designed to interpret atmospheric conditions as sound, and broadcast
it to the Internet. Light, temperature, wind and water sensors are positioned on top of the University of Brighton
building, and the resulting signals are converted into MIDI data, and transmitted to a computer program. The software
written in the Supercollider audio programming environment uses the incoming data to determine the structure of sound
The result is a composition with a cyclic structure which mirrors the light cycles of day and night, with sounds
which rise and fall with the wind. WeatherPlayer is broadcasting 24/7 for a month as a RealAudio stream using the
University of Brighton RealServer. Listening posts are located around the University of Brighton campus.
Please check out the guestbook and give any feedback you might have about WeatherPlayer.
20th May - 20th June
WeatherPlayer was located at the University of Brighton campus for a month during which a live audio stream was accessible from the web site.
WeatherPlayer will be featured as part of the Cybersonica International
Festival of Sound Art at the ICA in London.
7th August - 14th August
WeatherPlayer will be exhibited at the Garage International Festival of
Art, Music and Film in Stralsund, Germany. A live stream from Germany will be available during the exhibition
period from the web site.
Connecting to WeatherPlayer
You can listen to the RealAudio stream by installing RealPlayer and clicking the 'listen' button on the menu bar
above. To get RealPlayer, go to real.com and click on the small blue text link to
RealPlayer Basic on the bottom left hand portion of the page (not the large central banner as this will take you to
the RealPlayer Plus product).
I hope you enjoy listening to WeatherPlayer.