Edgelands: An Audio Journey

created by Seth Scott with Hannah Bruce & Co

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Roam the Barbican foyers using headphones to experience this free audio journey, which reframes the sounds and sights of the iconic arts centre.

In the company of elusive characters and their fantastic sound worlds, you’re invited to explore, examine, and reimagine the edgelands of the Barbican, seeking out the extraordinary inside a building famed for its radical design and ambition. Leave day-to-day at the door, and you’ll discover an architecture of other spaces, resounding with the echoes of its Utopian foundations.
 
Start your journey by downloading the Edgelands app onto your smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, borrow a device and headphones from the top floor of the Barbican Shop on level G.

Edgelands is an interactive composition, created by Seth Scott in association with Hannah Bruce & Company. Commissioned by the Barbican. The app was developed through a University of York research grant, and supported by the Department of Music.

Designer: Tina Bicât

Painter: K. Bicât

Set Construction: David Garcia

About your journey

Edgelands is an audio app that responds to your location as you move around the Barbican foyers. Edgelands works via Bluetooth iBeacons. A network of beacons installed around the Barbican ping your device, triggering content within the Edgelands app once you walk in range. The beacons are one-way transmitters, so cannot track your device – they only broadcast their location. We don’t gather any data from you.

The full experience is available from 12pm, and lasts between 3090 minutes, depending on your choices. Edgelands is free and there is no need to book. As long as the Centre is open, you can begin. There’s no set path to your journey you’re free to explore but if you have any access requirements there is an option avoiding stairs. Scripts are available for those with a hearing impairment. Please contact our Box Office staff if you would like to discuss any specific access requirements

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Watch: Edgelands - An Audio Journey

Roam the Barbican foyers using headphones to experience this audio journey, reframing the sounds and sights of the iconic arts centre as you discover an architecture of other spaces, resounding with the echoes of its Utopian foundations.

Part of The Art of Change

Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

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