Carlos Queiroz discusses the background to his work "Seeing from hearing while walking", one of the shortlisted pieces of the SWS20 Awards.
After a very successful Sound Walk September 2020, we're very excited to announce this year's shortlist for the winners of the Sound Walk September 2020 Awards.
Elspeth (Billie) Penfold is a textile artist who brings her experience of teaching and research into performative work. In 2012 she formed the arts group Thread and Word. Through call outs and personal invitation Elspeth works collaboratively with invited artists and academics to develop performative walks. Elspeth was born in Bolivia, and she likens the digital threading of texts with the physical threading of Andean quipus.
Part of Sound Walk September 2020, walk · listen · create hosts 30 Days of Walking, collaborative creation of a 30 day 'slow radio' sound walk. Kelly Markovich has created one sound walk, every day in September.
Handing the controls over to the listener might not be the best advice in every case for broadcasting radio but when one is trying to create a month long sound walk it seemed the obvious thing to do.
The Vandals are at the gates. Augustine is deadly ill, spending his final days in prayer and repentance. Having coined the phrase "Solvitur ambulando", “it is solved by walking”, perhaps his ambulatory restlessness at the end of his life indirectly saved the city, as the Vandals initially retreated.
On April 28, walk · listen · create introduces walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and sound art. Join us!
John Beauchamp's soundwalk Unseen is set in Warsaw, and recalls hidden stories and lost sounds from places wiped off the map. John's piece is available on Josh Kopeček's Echoes, and received a honourable mention at Sound Walk September 2019. Here, John talks about his work.
Phil Smith is an associate professor at the University of Plymouth. He is an academic researcher, writer and artist specialising in walking, site-specific performance, dramaturgy and mythogeographies. Because of COVID19 and much of the world being under quarantine, he decided to release his ‘secret’ work Bonelines in weekly instalments, bringing a Lovecraftian experience to walkers-at-home. A couple of years ago, … More
Jeanti St Clair is a media lecturer at Southern Cross University in Australia, and a documentary and audio walk producer. She is the producer of Flood Stories, an audio walk/installation in Lismore NSW, making Flood Stories our first submission for Sound Walk September 2020. Here, Jeanti is talking about her new work.
New and existing sound works will be featured during Sound Walk September 2020. Submit pieces and host events during September this year.
With not just a little bit of pride, we present our newly minted Sound Walk September Advisory Board. Combining many years of expertise in connection to walking and sound walking, from a broad range of backgrounds across the globe, we foresee that the knowledge and understanding that these specialists bring to the table will allow us to take Sound Walk September to the next level.
David Merleau was one of the two winners in last year’s Sound Walk September. His piece, Forest Talk Radio, set in Ontario, Canada, weaves together folktales and forest science to produce a radio comedy experience delivered right to your smartphone. Here, David talks about his work. For decades I have been fascinated, some could say obsessed, by three seemingly unrelated things: … More
Ground Works is a creative response to the land, habitat and environment, bringing together leading international artists, poets, and writers in exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops. They're asking for submissions by March 8.
Last year, for Sound Walk September 2019, Mathis Nitschke received an honourable mention for his piece Inside Mphil. Here’s Mathis in his own words. I’m a music composer working regularly with orchestras, a fascinating and thrilling experience, especially when you can be really close to the musicians: the notion “touched by sound” actually turns into a physical experience here. Making … More
At last year's Sound Walk September, the majority of submissions came from Europe. But, not all. Yonatan Collier received an honourable mention for his work Taman Tugu: Interference/Resistance, set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here's Yonatan, discussing his work.
Anne Cecilie Caroline Brunborg Lie was one of the two winners of last year's Sound Walk September 2019, with her piece Entangled Formation, set in Prague. Here, Anne talks about her work.
Stefaan van Biesen's piece Wander Weed received an honourable mention for Sound Walk September 2019. Here's Stefaan, describing his piece in his own words.
For the Sound Walk September Awards 2019, over 60 contributions were accepted, connected to over 80 events worldwide. Accepted pieces were sound walks, or walking pieces, created in 2019. A huge variety of formats, approaches and subjects from a wide range of creative disciplines, including arts, heritage and history, health and wellbeing, silence and architecture, social practices, journalism, performance, literature and … More
Dr Claudia Brazzale and Blake Morris are editing a special issue of Streetnotes, a peer-reviewed biannual journal for the interdisciplinary study of the city, its lifeways and social relations, with a special concern for the cultural and aesthetic forms that arise through its traffic. A new generation of artists working in and across disciplines – dance/choreography, performance, visual art, music, … More