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date: 24 April 2019

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This chapter describes the concept of location-aware audio experiences, their genesis in locative sound art and subsequent transition from the gallery space to real-world locations. Location-aware audio describes the process of overlaying audio media onto a real-world space whereby the surrounding physical location becomes part of the creative experience. Potential techniques for interactive sound composition and design that respond to the user’s movement within a location are discussed in regard to implementation on the smartphone platform. Additionally, the relationship between audio interactivity and the media experience is explored, because interaction with a real-world space that is reflected in the sound design, responding to a user’s movement and location, can increase the engagement with a space and subsequently further a sense of immersion.

Keywords: audio, interactivity, location aware, smartphone, mobile, augmented reality, immersion, composition

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