Stauklang/Traffic-Jamming is an interactive soundfield installation for slow moving cars in a traffic jam. In this instance, the constantly recurring phenomenon of traffic jams becomes an
opportunity to transform cars and trucks into sonic-cars, creating a collectively experienced mobile sonic situation. Traffic-Jamming offers each driver the opportunity to become an
Stauklang uses a smart phone app that turns the individual smart GPS-phone into a location-sensitive radio receiver for exploring a new and augmented aur(e)ality. With this app and the possible additional support of a local radio station, a driver can turn his/her vehicle into a sonic-car that resonates and collaborates with other traffic-jammed citizens in a shared composition. If the cars move from one predetermined GPS zone to another, a new part of the composition fades up (in a musical crossfade). Open the vehicle windows and the music spreads into the surrounding space. The sounds diffuse and connect with each other. A new shared sound space is created.