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Submit your work for Sound Walk September 2021

The open call for Sound Walk September 2021 is out the door. Submit your work now!
And, for the SWS21 Awards, every walking piece created in 2021, and every walking event hosted during September 2021, is eligible.
Submit your pieces here, and your events here. To do so, you will have to login to walk · listen · create, first.

We have the resources to get you on your way.

Perhaps you’re a bit new to sound walking and are wondering what kind of beast this thing really is. If so, take a gander at what is a sound walk.
Or, maybe you have a more specific question. Say, you’re toying with the idea of organising an open event during September, perhaps even a workshop. This, and many more points are addressed in our SWS FAQ.
But, maybe even that is not quite enough. Perhaps you have a very specific question or idea that you’d like to discuss with us. Don’t hesitate to give us a shout, but, also, do join us at the free Open Call Advisory event we are hosting on April 13. Did I mention it’s free? And, naturally, it’s online. We still can not escape the bane of COVID.
If you can’t wait that long, join us on March 25, when we’re co-hosting an online workshop, together with Sound and Music, called Sound walking for Composers. It’s also free!

Maybe you already have a plan for your next piece. Or you need some inspiration. Take a look at our library of walking pieces. If you’re ready to start creating, perhaps a browse through the list of platforms and applications that help you to create sound walks is worth your time.

We can’t wait to see what you will create this year. We’re excited! Our feet and ears are itching.

What’s with the new colors?

That’s very perceptive! Indeed, we’ve updated our color scheme, to a more radiant, almost fluorescent, set of colors.

Here at walk · listen · create, the home of walking artists and walking artists, we operate on a plane that is bounded by ‘place’, or location, ‘sound’, or audio, or listening, and ‘technology’. ‘Technology’ can be many things, indeed cellphones, but also pen and paper, and anything that’s used as a tool. These three ‘edges’ also are reflected in the three components of our logo, representing ‘walking’, ‘listening’ and ‘creating’.

When three components come together to complement each other, an obvious parallel is one with basic color theory. We were, of course, already using variants of the three primary colors, but we’ve now fine-tuned this, as per the color wheel below, to make the colors we use proper complimentary colors of each other.

The result are a slightly more prominent blue, a bright purplish red, and an almost neon green.

A benefit of using these slight variations of the three primary colors is that walk · listen · create now has a much more recognisable branding, noticeably impacting the look and feel of our website, and our communication materials.

And, as work by walking artists and artist walkers operate somewhere within the field bounded by sound, place and technology, our color scheme is infused with meaning directly drawn from our remit.

A note on COVID

We’re very much looking forward to see what you’re creating this year, and hope that many can experience your work in-person. September is still a long way away, and some initial indicators suggest that, at least for some of us, restrictions will be more relaxed by that time.

But, the future is uncertain, and it’s likely that many of us will still be under some restrictions by the end of the year.

We hope to be able to facilitate, and see organised, a range of different types of works and events, both online and offline.

We hope to be able to see you in-person. But, we certainly will meet online!

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Netherlands / Iran / Brazil

Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of a wide array of programming languages, both frontend and backend. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won ...

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