Auditive insight into Gernot Untergruber

The auditive insight is a sonification of Gernot Untergrubers neural stimulations, as effected by visiting his website. While accessing the areas (Thoughts, Dreams, Environment and Activities) through a web browser different sound processes can be triggered and controlled. This makes into a multi- user instrument, that can be played by people around the globe at the same time.

Each person stumbling upon his page is given a name so she can be recognised later. Some basic information concerning where he comes from and which browser/system she is using, is displayed in a list of people visiting his site right now.

Technical Details

For each user arriving at a unique session is created. From this point on each request by the user triggers an OSC messages that is sent to a SuperCollider server running on a different machine. The sound is synthesized in Supercollider and sent to a streaming server, which allows visitors to listen to the auditive insight of Gernot.


This work was the biggest part of my Meisterschüler-Projekt at Universität der Künste Berlin.

Lots of thanks to Alberto De Campo and Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes for support and help getting all the Supercollider magic done.


I am really sorry, but the auditiv insight is not running. This needs 2 extra maschines, running 24h non stop and i do not have the resources to keep this machines up and running.


Gernot Untergruber

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