Andi Freeman (UK),
Jason Skeet (UK)
<earshot> is an experimental software application developed by Andi Freeman and Jason Skeet. It
explores, navigates and composes with sound from the World Wide Web. <earshot> plugs into the
vast amount of sound that exists on the web - samples for download, embedded sounds, roll-over
noises and audio streams. As an experimental browser, <earshot> crawls through web sites by
following hypertext links searching for audio which can then be played and manipulated.
<earshot> does not push the user into a pre-determined experience, but offers randomness, chance
and play. Completely disregarding any conventions of music software, the program starts to generate
its own mix when not directed by the user. <earshot> combines new music culture techniques such as
sampling, processing and mixing sound. It can be used both as an improvisational live performance
and as a composition tool.
<earshot> can be downloaded from http://www.deepdisc.com/earshot