Class 5 was dedicated to Max Neuhaus, following Max's contributions to Sound Urbanism/ Sound Ecology. The Image above depicts the reach of Neuhaus's Networks, or Broadcast Works. In 1977 Neuhaus formed 'Radionet' - initially an area with a radius of 20 miles in diameter around Manhattan: an open network combinding radio waves with telephone lines, for open on-air communication. Later Neuhaus expanded to 'Radio Net' - an On-Air forum that combined 190 Radio Stations.
The remaining fragment from Neuhaus's original Radio Net concept is Neuhaus's Aureole: a 24 hour / day global Entity fostering continuous live INteraction with Sound over the Internet.
Toward the end of his career Max Neuhaus was working on a series of Aural Gardens. If Max was alive today, we don't know what he would be doing. But I would hazard to guess that he would have followed up on his Aural Gardens concept.
Above, Neuhaus's sketches and notes for 'Sound Volumes': Invisible, Highly focused Sound Fields independent of aly Existing Physical structures.
Above: Intersection I: Neuhaus's sketch for his entry for the Venice Biennial 1999. Two oblong Sound Fields placed at angles, to make an 'X' shape, six meters wide, and eight meters long. A composite sound at the Crossing. Placed at the Walkway leading to the Italian Pavilion.
Above: Neuhaus's drawings for an Aural Garden.
Max Neuhaus: Sound Urbanism/ Sound Ecology: Victoria Meyers architect.