Produced in association with Hall for Cornwall and supported by Arts Council England and The National Heritage Lottery Fund, it sees music from renowned composer Graham Fitkin bring exploring the city to life for locals and tourists visiting Truro.
Using their mobile and headphones people can wander the streets of Truro and hear them brought to life by Graham’s music.
No matter which route they take, the different musical sections combine to create a linked composition.
The app has been produced by Michael White in association with Hall for Cornwall.
Composer Graham Fitkin said: “I wanted people to explore and engage with their city environment not just with their eyes but with their ears too, led by what they hear as well as what they see and perhaps gain new perspectives on the place.
“It is designed so that wherever you go and regardless of the time you take on your journey, a homogenous audio work is created and each listener creates their own soundscape ‘mix’ unique to their journey.”
Different tracks have been composed for different ‘pathways’ – be that roads, footpaths or pavements – through the cityscape, depending on the decisions taken by each individual listener as they make their journey. alternative they can experience the music remotely by taking their virtual human for a walk around the Truro map.
App Geography will feature music by Cornish composer Graham Fitkin. Picture: Hall for Cornwall.
Julien Boast, chief executive and creative director of Hall For Cornwall, said: “We aspire to be at the cutting edge of creating new work, both in and out of the theater, and are committed to supporting artists of all disciplines. So when the opportunity to combine working with Graham Fitkin and new app technology as part of our History and Heritage program fused, it seemed to be a perfect blend.”
Alongside the ability to experience the music across hundreds of streets in infinite numbers of ways, app users can also record their journey and listen again remotely and share their compositions with friends across text, email and social media. Audio description is also available on city center streets to assist the visually.
Download to your mobile device from June 1, available through Fitkin.com and hallforcornwall.co.uk – RRP £3.50.