Feeling the rain over you, enjoying the sunlight on your eyes, waking up to the birds’ song… During the lockdown, the meaningful contact with nature was lost, and, thus, the need for it became bigger. iNature imitates nature through coding, composing realistic versions of soundscapes. A raven, a black phoebe, a finch, insects, the wind, the rain, the thunder, closing with the birds’ song; all of them recreate the changes of a soundscape as the seasons pass by.
The iNature installation introduces the listener to an immersive sound environment, where 8.1 speakers surround a space in which sounds are being created in real time through oscillators and white noise generators, with the use of well-known synthesis methods such as FM, subtractive synthesis etc.
The coding was developed as part of my thesis under the title "Soundscape creation through algorithmic sound models" (original title: «Δημιουργία ηχοτοπίου μέσω αλγοριθμικών ηχητικών μοντέλων») for the postgraduate programme “Sonic Arts and Audio Technologies” of the Department of Music Studies and the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, supervised by Emmanouil Rovithis, Apostolos Loufopoulos and Andreas Mniestris.