Digital Sanctuaries

Digital Sanctuaries is a modular music app walk that remaps cities with sanctuaries of music.

Digital Sanctuaries combines original music by Electric Kulintang (Ibarra and Rodriquez) with poetry and short texts chosen by City of Asylum Pittsburgh. The app is interactive, allowing users to remix the music while they listen. It invites the public to re-engage with the built environment of a cityscape. Digital Sanctuaries invites people to walk the sites, listen to music, and post their experiences.

Created by Composers Susie Ibarra & Roberto Juan Rodriguez, Digital Sanctuaries Pittsburgh is a commission for The City of Asylum Pittsburgh and supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and Art Place America. Interaction design was created by Shankari Murali, with Mobile web app and iOS creation by Rommel Feria and mobile app development team at the University of the Philippines. Poetry and sites for The City of Asylum were chosen and commissioned by Henry Reese.

Download this app for free on the Apple Store or Google Play.


The Digital Sanctuaries app collects no data other than geo-location data.  Your geo-location is used to identify the Digital Sanctuaries site closest to you and to display information and options related to the site while you are using the app.  No data is stored, retained, or accessible by the publisher or any other related entity.  

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