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GASP receives Australia Council Adapt funding.

GASP recently received $19,793 funding from the Australia Council Adapt program to develop a new public artwork titled 'Floating Scores'.

This funding will commission Tasmanian artist Dr Bill Hart to develop a digital platform to disseminate a layer of sonic art across sites via a digital platform (web application) introducing an new level of interactivity in public space. The app will generate real-time audio as the user moves through a chosen site. A soundscape of site-responsive works will be determined by location as well as real-time other variances e.g. season, tides. Each experience will be unique.

The flexibility of the app will allow GASP to integrate interpretation of public art on site, add content, transform the soundscape for specific events and provide audience with a choice of 'playlist'. It creates a base for the transmission of sonic art in an array of real and imaginary pasts or futures based conditions in the present, and increases options for engaging with sites and art already in public space.

Over time the project will provide many opportunities for Tasmanian sonic artists, writers, musicians, composers, audio technicians, performers etc to produce content.

The app will be launched in January 2022.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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