UrbanRemix was conceived of and is directed by Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche, and Carl Disalvo, who are professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. It is made possible by the invaluable work of numerous students and designers, and supported in part by the Music Technology program, the Digital Media program, and the GVU center at Georgia Tech.
UrbanRemix enables participants to explore, develop and express the acoustic identity of communities, based on sounds they discover, record and remix. Mobile and web-based software applications allow users to document the obvious, neglected, private or public, even secret sounds of the urban environment. The collected sounds, voices and noises provide original tracks for musical remixes that reflect the community in a novel form. Through the project, neighborhoods and other city spaces are reframed and experienced anew as unique soundscapes. To date, the UrbanRemix project has received commissions from the Atlanta Beltline Public Art Project and the City Centered festival, in San Francisco, California.