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MetaSense is an audiovisualcollaboration between Somaya Langley and technologist Nick Mariette ( Utilising current audiovisual processing techniques (such as granular synthesis), live and pre-recorded field recordings are manipulated in realtime, resulting in live multichannel performances and surround-sound studio works.

MetaSense - the Great Escape Festival photo: Etienne Deleflie

Performances & Pieces

The Great Escape Festival 2007

Three performances in the Feedback Chambers at the Great Escape Festival over three nights, Newington Armoury, Sydney, April 7-9 2007.

Feedback Chamber - the Great Escape Festival

Peat's Ridge Festival 2006

Performance in the Chai Tent at Peat's Ridge Festival utilising sound recordings from the Vietnam fieldtrip, Glenworth Valley, December 30 2006.

One If By Will

Soundtrack by for the film One If By Will by EOR Media.

This project has been assisted by artsACT on behalf of the ACT Government.logo: artsACT - ACT Urban Services

Australasian Computer Music Conference 2006

Multichannel work, Tourist x2, presented at the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Adelaide, July 2006.

This work uses field recordings taken in at the market off Las Ramblas , in Parc Guell and in Placa Orwell - including a spontaneous monologue (in Catalan) by a random passer-by.

Anti-Sedition Exhibition - Casula Powerhouse

"We think, we say" (digital print triptych), anti-sedition exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, December 2005.

from "We think, we say" - digital print triptych (single panel - digital triptych)

Harvest Moon Festival 2005

Tourist x2, a multichannel channel studio piece produced for the Communauté électroacoustique Canadienne (Canadian Electroacoustic Community), September 2005.

Electrofringe 2005

Performance, Speech to Noise?, and discussion at SPA[v]CE (a showcase of surround sound practices in a live performance environment) at Electrofringe, Saturday 2nd October 2005. For more information see: and

AudioVisual Documentation

  • Tourist x2 - quadraphonic studio work [mp3 audio]

Field Recording Trips

Field Trip - Vietnam

MetaSense field trip #2 - collecting audiovisual recordings in north and central Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Sapa) December 2005 - January 2006.

Somaya - recording in the streets of Hoi An photo: Nick Mariette. Night-time video recording in the streets of Hoi An

Field Trip - Barcelona, Berlin

MetaSense field trip #1 - collecting multichannel audio recordings (using an ambisonic microphone) in Barcelona (Parc Guell, Placa Orwell, Las Ramblas market) and Berlin, (Alexanderplatz S-Bahn station) June 2005.

Somaya - recording in the market off Las Ramblas photo: Nick Mariette. Recording in the markets off Las Ramblas, Barcelona

MetaSense - recording in Parc Guell photo: Sarah Graham. MetaSense recording in Parc Guell, Barcelona