Created by Zach Lieberman and currently on display at the Barbican's "Digital Revolution" exhibition in London, Play the World invites visitors to perform with a keyboard that finds samples with the same note in near realtime from web radio stations around the world. For example pressing a middle C key, will play a matching C note from Nigerian sports radio or a Brazillian Bassa Nova station.
The installation is comprised of vertical columns made of felt holding up speakers with text displays that show the city and country the sound is coming from. In the centre of the space is a keyboard and a screen with a map presenting geographic orientation to the audience, highlighting the voluminous, enchanting and playable global soundscape that surrounds us.
In December 2015, SFPC were invited to participate at Day for Night festival in Houston, TX. SFPC co-founder Zach Lieberman, students from the fall 2015 session, and the larger SFPC community worked together to create ‘SFPC re-coded’, a project that presented over 50 animations from more than 30 different contributors.