The Space City of Drones

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The Space City of Drones

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Drifting through and abstract cityscape: City of Drones is an interactive digital environment developed by FIELD with musician John Cale and speculative architect Liam Young.

Charting the story of a lost drone drifting through an abstract cityscape, players pilot a virtual craft to explore an infinite urban landscape. Samples from Cale’s original soundscape compositions echo across the landscape as we see the city through the eyes of the drone, buzzing between the buildings, drifting endlessly, in an ambient audio visual choreography.



Comissioned by Barbican
Co-commissioned by The Space
Concept Liam Young + Marcus Wendt
Produced by FIELD
Design + Creative Direction Marcus Wendt
Software Development Eduard Prats Molner, Owen Hindley
Additional Modelling Pete Wallace

Music + Sound John Cale
Sound Design Box of Toys
Production Keri Elmsly, Vera-Maria Glahn, Maran Coates


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