Fields is a collaboration between myself and Sébastien Piquemal. This project aims to investigate alternative setups for music listening and performance, and explore how the audience can be placed at the core of the live performance experience.

Fields is a networked system exploring new areas of musical performance and audience participation through the use of mobile technology as a medium for sound diffusion.


Fields stems from a desire to reconfigure the audience-performer relationship. The system allows any audience member to join in, at any time, by simply connecting to a specially designed website with their mobile phone, laptop or tablet. The connected devices become an array of speakers which the performers can control live, resulting in an omnidirectional sonic experience.

The piece doesn’t feature a stage. The performers are sitting among the audience. This intimate setup, is an attempt to demonstrate the potential for enhancement of communal listening through explorations of new aural contexts, and we hope it will become a shared and intimate environment for music listening.

Fields)_( from Tim Shaw on Vimeo.

Demonstration Video for those who care….

Fields – Demonstration Video from Tim Shaw on Vimeo.

Fields has been kindly supported by Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Sound and Music.

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