City Symphony

24 June - 10 July 2022

City Symphony

#Hear the hidden sounds of Brisbane

QMF and Textile Audio invite Brisbane to experience its city through sound in a multi-layered audio experience like no other. Coming 24 June - 10 July 2022 as part of Curiocity Brisbane.

City Symphony will bring important stories from Brisbane’s recent and distant past to life in an interactive mobile app.

Users will be able to put on headphones and explore carefully curated CBD sites and pathways, as the app responds to their location and movements by revealing hidden layers of sounds and stories.

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We have worked with hundreds of community members and artists to make a music world from Brisbane's 65,000+ years of human society.

Dr Eve Klein, Textile Audio

Meet the Creators

Dr Eve Klein

Dr Eve Klein

Dr Eve Klein is an award-winning composer, mezzo soprano, sound artist and academic. She designs large-scale, immersive art music experiences, exploring themes including the intersection of the body, technology, mass datasets and social justice.

Dr Klein’s music has been described as: “contemporary music at its most relevant – simultaneously inward and outward focused in addressing the challenge of its existence and its capacity to produce something great”.

Featured at international festivals and venues, Dr Klein pushes the boundaries of genre to find new ways of immersing contemporary audiences in art music forms. She holds a PhD in Music and Sound and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, currently leading a VR/AR music creation research cluster where she is guiding postgraduate composers on the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality concert works and operas. 

Ravi Glasser-Vora

Ravi Glasser-Vora

Ravi Glasser-Vora is an electrical engineer, creative coder and videographer specialising in artificial intelligence and interactive media artwork.

In collaboration with Dr Eve Klein he has made critically acclaimed installation and performance works for festivals including MONA FOMA, Brisbane Festival, Underbelly Arts and VIVID Sydney.

Ravi has previously worked for companies including Cochlear, Fox and the University of New England. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and is currently studying maths and statistics at the University of Queensland.

#Join our Call to Maiwar

#We want your story

We’re seeking voices from across this vibrant city to be included in the future of this immersive audio project. We want you to offer a message, prayer or secret to the unwavering natural force that connects this city - the river Maiwar.

Your message will be completely anonymous, hidden among a sea of voices, so feel free to share something personal and meaningful.

Take a listen to the teaser
You might have a few questions at this stage. We get it – it's an intricate project! So, to help you understand what we’re looking for, and how we’ll be using your submissions, take a listen to this short teaser to get some inspiration.

#Submit your story below

Use the form below to submit your recording to be included in the upcoming City Symphony app. 

  • Your message must begin with the name “Maiwar…”
  • You are invited to share something meaningful to you, as the message will be shared anonymously.

If you have trouble submitting with this form, feel free to record a voice memo on your phone and email the file to us as an attachment at citysymphony@qmf.org.au

If you have any questions, please email us at citysymphony@qmf.org.au


#Supported by

City Symphony is presented by QMF in partnership with Textile Audio and supported by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Textile Audio is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.