Moving through a city, the visible urban structures – the rows
of houses with their fronts, their facades – can turn into a
kind of filmic experience for the passer-by.


façade-scan translates these visual elements into auditive signals. The surface of the city gets “scanned“ by a sine-generating sound tool. Using the photographs of façades as musical scores, every part
of the exterior architecture generates a particular sound and the façade's elements become tones, intervals and rhythm. The vertical line defines the pitch; the horizontal movement along the rows of houses corresponds to the timeline of the soundtrack.

In that way, each building produces its own specific sound-experience and it’s sonic identity. The changes within the particular structures (e.g. decay) become audible.

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