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Wanderline (2021-)




“Wanderline” is a project to transform the world’s transportation networks (buses, streetcars, trains, roads, routes, walkways, etc.) into a new musical experience.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, humanity faced a pandemic which limited our ability to travel and physically connect with other people.
After having experienced profound isolation and travel restrictions, what kind of journeys will we make when we emerge from this pandemic?
“Wanderline” is a location-based, audiovisual application that allows such new travelers to enjoy music which can only be heard in a specific place. “Wanderline” can be experienced by installing the app on a smartphone and physically traveling along the featured “line” in geographic space.
The interactive music changes not only according to location but also according to speed, time, and weather; providing people with an experience that is unique to the moment.
This project collaboratively explores audiovisual experiences with creators by recontextualizing global transportation networks as open platforms for new music. Starting with Tram Line 1 of Linz, the project will then move to the water buses of Venice and will incorporate additional lines in the future.
How will the new “Wanderlust” inspire us creatively for the post-pandemic world?
“Wanderline” takes a fresh look at the various networks of lines created by humanity and presents us with a new form of journey.




Wanderline (2021)


Chief: John Brumley
Concept: Hideaki Ogawa, John Brumley, Hiroshi Chigira, Emiko Ogawa
Visual and Sound: John Brumley
Mobile App Development: Hiroshi Chigira, John Brumley
Web: John Brumley, Hideaki Ogawa
Installation: Hideaki Ogawa, Emiko Ogawa
Video Production: Martina Sochor, Manuel Diepold, Vera Dittenberger
Art Direction: Hideaki Ogawa, Emiko Ogawa