© Kenta Tanaka 2015 - 2023
Cities are pictured in people’s minds, they are an imaginary, conceptual phenomenon. Fictional Soundscapes is a project that continuously blends sounds from various cities to create new fabricated environmental sounds. Soundscapes from cities around the world are automatically mixed and non-existent landscapes are generated through the computer algorithms so that this sound-art piece lets listeners/viewers speculate about a meta-city that does not actually exist now. The sounds of the crowd, trams, the whispering of the sea and forests——what kind of city do you imagine from this blended, fabricated soundscape?