Sound Walk September 2020

Sound Walk September is the yearly global festival celebrating sound walks.

Explore the SWS20 Awards shortlist and the winners and honourable mentions.

After early worries due to the COVID pandemic, we were very excited to announce a varied programme of events taking place around the world during Sound Walk September 2020. Under the constraints of the pandemic, we saw outdoor experiences for individuals, as well as on-line talk shops, as well as interactive collaborative projects which everyone was able to contribute to during the month.

Participants were able to listen to stories, get closer to nature, travel to far away places, immerse themselves in different cultures, add their own voice, record the ambience, learn how to make sound walks, and submit their own work, as well as participate in lively debates, and intimate café conversations. And, to share your discoveries with experts from the world of sound walking.

We facilitated online collaboration through 30 Days of Walking and Shorelines. Check them out to see what participants contributed.

Sound Walk September 2020 in numbers:

Achievements from throughout the year:

Help was had

We were happy and lucky to be able to rely on the volunteer work provided by Liam Forrest and James Luce. Thanks!

A massive thanks to the SWS Advisory Board, who were key in identifying the winners and honourable mentions for the SWS20 Awards.

Several kind institutions diverted funds our way. These were Echoes, Tonkin Liu, and Soundtrails.