PDSW presents a selection of UK artists working within the various fields of dance and technology today.
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On-line meet up with Kerri Andrews – Wanderers, a history of women walking
Writer and academic Kerri Andrews has recently written “Wanderers: A History of Women Walking” that challenges the male-dominated history of walking.
Working towards a platform that democratises storytelling
Henna Wang and Michael Reynolds will discuss what they have learned while developing a mobile app, Gesso, creating audio walks, and building a community in New York, all at once. Working towards their vision of democratising storytelling, they'll also introduce their GPS audio uploader that creators can leverage to publish audio walks.
Can the arts help foster a nationwide love affair with nature?
10 Jun, 2021
On line meet up with Horatio Clare: Slow Radio – a new way of thinking about, making and listening to radio?
Immersive sound walks have been around for a few decades, enjoyed by individual listeners or in small groups of listeners. Award-winning author and radio producer, Horatio Clare teaming up with the BBC, has hugely increased the audience for sound walks. His narrative combined with quality soundscapes recorded on foot in remote areas, has generated hundreds of thousands of new listeners to a phenomenon know as "Slow Radio".
Greenwich Sounds – “How to Make a Soundwalk Using a Smartphone”
Launching a 14-day challenge for local residents and Greenwich Sound Image Festival participants, the Museum of Walking (Andrew Stuck & Marcin Barski) host an online workshop "How to make a (geo-located) sound walk and record sounds using a smartphone".
Walking slowly while recording the unseen
Get behind the microphone to discover how one makes compelling audio recordings that engage both armchair listeners and those of us out and about on foot. We are delighted to have brought together four creatives who have travelled to remote places, revealed hidden histories, and captured the soundscapes and voices of past and present, to enable us to sit back in comfort or stride forward to listen to what is unseen.
Online meet-up: Martin Foessleitner on ‘Waylosing’
Waylosing; a kind of reference to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle: how go balance the need for orientation and the desire for the unexpected, unorganized, strange, wild unknown teritory?
To move as a caravan; to walk, live, create, and discover together
Clara Gari, artist, researcher, curator and cultural manager, organises the yearly Grand Tour, a 300 km, 3 week, walking trip that walkers take with artists and activists from all disciplines, sciences and expertises. Discuss, with Clara, the benefits of walking together.
Online meet-up with Soundtrackcity: Creating a DIY home-expedition guide in listening
Renate Zentschnig and Michiel Huijsman, of Soundtrackcity, discuss their history of sound walks, their DIY guide on listening exercises called 'Homing inside out', and the question of how to experience a silenced city.
The spaces between the words – Practices of locative literature
Sounds from the Chase and Chalke
75 minute on-line workshop in which you get to learn about planning, writing, recording, editing and locating a sound walk of your very own.
Songs of place and time
To coincide with the publication of 'Songs of place and time', an anthology of contributions from 37 natural historians, we are delighted to have editor, Mike Collier and contributor and bird song recordist Geoff Sample as guests for this café.