In 2006 I discovered “And while London burns” an audio tour created by an activist art collective called Platform. An operatic love story in which you follow a barrel of oil as it is traded on the different exchanges in the City of London. Excited by this discovery, I wanted to learn how to make similar sound walking pieces myself.
Through “Talking Walking” I’ve met many creatives who have made sound walks and walking pieces. Often their work is no longer available, sometimes made purely for a one-off festival, or technological upgrades have made them inaccessible. So in 2017 I devised Sound Walk Sunday to make this work accessible again The 2019 event began as a single day, but rapidly expanded to cover the whole month, becoming "Sound Walk September", with 80 live events and contributions from over 40 countries. Now an annual celebration with Awards for new creative work, it is hosted by walk · listen · create