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Florian Tuercke

http://www.urban-audio.org

Weimarer Str., Nürnberg, Germany
Florian Tuercke is an internationally working sound- and media-artist. Most of his project-based works take place in public space. He is driven by a general interest in socio-political questions of today and tomorrow. In the recent years Tuercke has realized projects in: Chile, Finland, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, UK & USA.

Urban Audio


the musical transformation of urban sound

Urban Audio


the musical transformation of urban sound
URBAN AUDIO is a sound-art project in public space that offers new perspectives on urban spaces.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The soundscapes of our cities mainly consist of man-made sounds, ranging from the roaring noise of traffic to the constant hum of air conditions. Most of these sounds are unharmoneous, meaning they are composed from frequencies that have no musically (and hereby mathematically) harmonic relations amongst each other.

In terms of sound, most of our urban spaces are as grey as their facades.

Urban noise is far from only being an aesthetical issue. Moreover it is an issue of physical health and mental wellbeing, as various studies have shown in the recent years.

By live transforming urban noise into the sound of musically tuned strings, the project URBAN AUDIO offers the spectator a glimpse onto what public space would feel like if its sounds were in harmony with each other.



Tuning of the instruments before the recording. Gdynia PL 2018
Image by: Aleksanda Grzonkowska

Recording at the Czech-German Border during the project "borderland" 2017.
Image by: Veronika Riedelbauch

String instruments transform urban noise into musical sounds.
Aš CZ 2017

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the mobile basis of the project.
Image taken during a recording close to a highway for the project "borderland" in Selb GER 2017.

Headphones and chairs are provided for visitors to live experience the musical transformation of urban noise.
Image taken during a project in Elblag PL 2016

Urban Audio


the musical transformation of urban sound

Urban Audio


the musical transformation of urban sound
URBAN AUDIO is a sound-art project in public space that offers new perspectives on urban spaces.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The soundscapes of our cities mainly consist of man-made sounds, ranging from the roaring noise of traffic to the constant hum of air conditions. Most of these sounds are unharmoneous, meaning they are composed from frequencies that have no musically (and hereby mathematically) harmonic relations amongst each other.

In terms of sound, most of our urban spaces are as grey as their facades.

Urban noise is far from only being an aesthetical issue. Moreover it is an issue of physical health and mental wellbeing, as various studies have shown in the recent years.

By live transforming urban noise into the sound of musically tuned strings, the project URBAN AUDIO offers the spectator a glimpse onto what public space would feel like if its sounds were in harmony with each other.



Tuning of the instruments before the recording. Gdynia PL 2018
Image by: Aleksanda Grzonkowska

Recording at the Czech-German Border during the project "borderland" 2017.
Image by: Veronika Riedelbauch

String instruments transform urban noise into musical sounds.
Aš CZ 2017

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the mobile basis of the project.
Image taken during a recording close to a highway for the project "borderland" in Selb GER 2017.

Headphones and chairs are provided for visitors to live experience the musical transformation of urban noise.
Image taken during a project in Elblag PL 2016


Idea by

Florian Tuercke
Weimarer Str.
Nürnberg
Germany
Florian Tuercke is an internationally working sound- and media-artist. Most of his project-based works take place in public space. He is driven by a general interest in socio-political questions of today and tomorrow. In the recent years Tuercke has realized projects in: Chile, Finland, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, UK & USA.