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Improve the sound experience at festivals 2010-11
As part of the Network's innovation efforts, we have begun a collaboration with Roskilde Festival (Poul Jensen og Esben Danielsen) and Nibe Festival (Peter Møller) to promote the development of new and better experiences by integrating different uses of technologies, artistic expressions, services and experience concepts.
Our aim is to offer members of the network an opportunity to work on developing new ideas in a unique set-up with many sound technology applications and very good test opportunities. It is our hope that one or more of the projects at the festival in 2010 will be included on an equal footing with other network innovation projects, where the network can cover the cost of the research. Roskilde Festival are also working with a theme regarding 'experience-based technological innovation' in 2010 and 2011, which focuses on all forms of experience technologies (light, sound, telecommunications, web, ICT, etc.) for which they have allocated some funds.
At the festival in 2009 the members had the opportunity to participate in two "expert tours" and gather ideas for initiatives in 2010. Close to 30 researchers and company representatives got to see for themselves how the festivals operated in front and behind the scenes and what equipment was used. The participating members also spoke with representatives from the festivals, the audio companies and the artists about their experiences and needs and the challenges they most wanted solved.
This has since become a catalog of ideas (see the bottom of the page). We expect to hold a meeting early in the new year where the best ideas will be presented as well as the procedure for joining the projects.
In order to determine which factors are essentiel to creating a good (sound) experiment, we made an audio survey on the 2009 festival. The goal was to get the users input in relation to working on improvements and innovation.
The study was qualitative and conducted as individual interviews of 59 randomly selected participants in the audience and among the volunteers. All interviews were conducted by cand.com students from Roskilde University. The study complements a quantitative measurement of sound pressure at the Roskilde festival scenes, which were made by Oticon in cooperation with Roskilde Festival. Measurements were performed by 39 students from DTU. These have answered the same questions as the audience in writing and are included as a special technological 'expert' group in the study.
Idea catalog from the 2009 festival: