The History of Auracle
Auracle was conceived by Max Neuhaus and created by the Auracle team. The project extends ideas explored in Max Neuhaus' Network pieces. In these virtual aural architectures, music is an activity open to the public at large — a dialogue with sound rather than a performance.
To make the first, Public Supply (1966), he combined a radio station with the telephone network: callers made sound into their telephones and he mixed their voices together. He continued with realizations in Toronto, Chicago and again in New York, each adding another dimension of interaction. Finally, with Radio Net (1977), he formed a nationwide network with 190 radio stations and the national telephone system.
Auracle builds upon these works, creating a global entity for live sound interaction available twenty-four hours a day.
This talk by Max Neuhaus provides further details about Auracle's history.