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Locustream Audio Tardis at the Around sound festival in Honk-Kong

29th of April __ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 7pm

Jérôme Joy : Lecture on Locus Sonus

30th of April __ on the rooftop (14/F) of the Foo Tak Building, Wan Shai Hong-Kong

Locustream Audio Tardis performance by Jérôme Joy

with the support of SoundPocket, The Consulat Général de France à Hong-Kong et Macao, and the French May


AROUND is a month-long sound art festival about listening. Internationally renowned artists stay in Hong Kong on a 10-day residency, developing original live performances and installations at the tranquil Tung O Beach in the south of Lamma Island and in old Chinese brick houses in Motat village nearby. Sound objects and audio works are concurrently presented in multiple venues in the city. Public talks and workshops on sound in different cultural contexts take place throughout the month.

The festival is grounded on the place-making potential of the aesthetics of sound. This unprecedented event brings visitors out of the routines of urban space and back, enabling extra-ordinary and lasting listening experiences. AROUND is a direct and positive response to the domination of visual culture and noise pollution in the city, the numbing of our sense of hearing as a result, and the growing interest of artists working with sound.

AROUND presents international artists and emerging sound art talents from Hong Kong. Participants include Mike Cooper (UK), Kawai Shiu (USA/ Singapore/ HK) with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HK), Phoebe Hui (HK), Locus Sonus / Jerome Joy (France), Jaffa Lam (HK), John Lee (HK), Jason Lim (Singapore), Simone Merli (Italy/USA), Donna Ong (Singapore), Beatrix Pang (HK), Kacey Wong (HK), Patrick Shek (HK), Su Hei (HK), Akio Suzuki (Japan), Anthony Yeung (HK), Yan Jun (PRC), Miki Yui (Japan/ Germany)

For programme details and ticketing information, please visit

Locus Sonus : Locustream Audio Tardis

A live journey through a worldwide network of open microphones :

A rapid, imaginary journey between various open mikes of the Locustream project, initiated by the Locus Sonus lab. All the sounds that you hear were transmitted live from the distant locations where volunteers taking part in the project have set up microphones which permanently stream their chosen soundscape via the web. By switching from stream to stream and automatically sequencing the sound diffusion of each available Locustream webmics, we propose an analogy to the actual listening experience which you can experience for yourself if you chose to listen to the Locus Sonus streams on a daily basis.

Locustream Audio Tardis at Point Éphémère / Hearring Festival, Paris, Feb 2008

Jerome Joy will play a live sound performance with the Locustream webmics on the rooftop of the Foo Tak Building in Wan Shai Hong-Kong.

AROUND sound festival by soundpocket