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Urban Sound Gallery

Urban Sound Gallery
Urban Sound Gallery

Sunday, December 12, 2021
12:00 am_11:45 pm


MUTEK.JP and mixed reality company Kalkul are launching an Urban Sound Gallery, an AR soundscape experience using the spatial audio app AURA.

As a teaser for the upcoming 6th edition of MUTEK.JP taking place December 8 to 12, the "MUTEK.JP DISC" will feature previously unreleased spatial content by five artists performing at the festival: Aalko aka Akiko Kiyama, Lemna, Masayoshi Fujita, NTsKi and Risa Taniguchi. In addition, the two artists and long-time MUTEK.JP collaborators Yuri Urano and Saskia created two large scale soundscape experiences in Miyashita and Yoyogi Park.

Together Kalkul AURA and MUTEK.JP explore new formats of spatial media firmly pointing towards a future, where visitors dive into new hybrid experiences blending performance and exhibition, physical and virtual worlds.

Urban Sound Gallery:

Release date: December 5, 2021

Experience places:Around Shibuya station, Miyashita Park, Yoyogi Park


*available for free download.


The MUTEK festival and audience is the perfect place to launch AURA. The experience will augment this years festival with exclusive spatial media content of selected five artists around Shibuya. It is designed like a gallery of sounds placed around the city. An Urban sound Gallery. Visitors can experience a hybrid format of live events, classic online streaming and the new mixed reality format. AURA together with MUTEK.JP showcases the potential of spatial media for future events where visitors will experience a new hybrid form of performances and contextual information.

Aalko aka Akiko Kiyama
Lemna - "Closer to the Boundary" from immersive storytelling "Dusk"
Masayoshi Fujita
Risa Taniguchi

◾️Yuri Urano

Yuri was inspired by AURA to teleport the ancient sound of Arashiyama in Kyoto over the new futuristic construction of Miyashita Park in Shibuya, Tokyo. Users can see Yuri introducing the experience as a hologram in front of the park and walk through the sounds of Arashiyama.


Saskia created the largest AURA experience in Yoyogi Park [ 50 layers of spatial sound mixed with holograms] Three stories will take the visitor on a journey to reflect on memory and dimensions. At the entrance of the park visitors can see Saskia introducing the experience.

◾️Machina [bonus content]

As a bonus content visitors can see a first large hologram on Shibuya crossing from Tokyo based Korean artist machìna, and explore the new sound of her newly released album "Compass Point".

Click here for details including how to use AURA

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