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Louis Foster is an Australian software developer and noise artist, currently based in Germany. He explores experimental composition through new media. His interests include the human-environment relationship, complex systems, and the intersection between information and creativity. Louis has presented his work by hosting workshops for NIME conference, NEXTFestival and Web Audio Conference.

Rivalium is a system demonstrating audio streaming through web technology and an exploratory lens. It calls to question the utility of streaming, its potential, its limitations, and how we can re-imagine our engagement with media and information. The design and production of the system is open, anyone can repurpose the technology, and it is freely available, so anyone can use it.

Software Developer

Mobility first enabled me to collaborate with artists I had not known prior to the project. It was a great opportunity to gain insight into my work from a different perspective.

Taming of the Stream: Performance with(in) protocol.

I provided one of two streaming platforms that was used in a series of collective performances. These performances were intended to facilitate the exploration of possibilities for audio and collaboration.

I found this experience to be useful for helping demonstrate the audio capacity and technical limitations of these tools.