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Listening and walking – can you write about them in a few words?

1 Jul, 2021

This summer we are inviting you to write about listening and walking, sharing your discoveries or stories, in prose or in poetry.

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New
Open call for partners: Climate Sound Walk Award

24 Jun, 2021

We are looking for partners to establish a Climate Sound Walk Award; an extension of the existing Sound Walk September Awards.

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Open call for partners: “Beat a situationist”

10 Jun, 2021

This is an open call for partner organisations to collaborate on a hybrid and collaborative workshop in September. Read on for details.

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Beat, to the dance

6 May, 2021

Ove Holmqvist is the creator of Holon.ist, a mobile app that synthesises sensory data, like movement, temperature and weather, converting it to sound and music.

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Submit your work for Sound Walk September 2021

23 Mar, 2021

You can now submit your work and events for Sound Walk September 2021. Participate in this huge network of walking artists and artist walkers.

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Get on our curated mailing list

11 Mar, 2021

Join our weekly curated mailing. We look back on the previous week, and ahead to the next.

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Welcoming new SWS board members

25 Feb, 2021

We're welcoming three amazing new experts to our Sound Walk September Advisory Board; John Drever, Annie Mahtani, and Andrea Zeffiro.

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SWS20: Winners’ reactions

28 Jan, 2021

We asked the creators of the pieces that won, and received an honourable mention for, the SWS20 Awards, for their reaction.

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A DIY toolkit for digital sound walks

21 Jan, 2021

We continuously receive requests from creatives, asking what are the best digital tools for creating a sound walk, so we decided it was time for an elaborate list describing the right tools for creating your own sound walk.

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Sound Walk September 2020 Awards winners and honourable mentions

14 Jan, 2021

We're very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions of the Sound Walk September 2020 Awards.

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Get commissioned a series of sound walks for nearly 80000 pounds

8 Jan, 2021

The art of sound walking is slowly, but surely, moving out of its niche, and more into the mainstream. This, underscored by an amazing commission that, if you’re based in the UK, is waiting for you.

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New year, new site

3 Jan, 2021

We're starting 2021 with a fresh design for walk · listen · create, the home of walking artists and artist walkers. Find out what's new.

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On memories, loss, and change

10 Dec, 2020

Stefaan van Biesen revisits a walk he shared decades ago, reflecting on change, as well as the lack of change.

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Reflecting on the texture of air

7 Dec, 2020

Laura Mitchison captured the history of two hospitals closing down through the soundscapes they carried throughout their histories.

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How to get to Third Ward

3 Dec, 2020

Karen O'Rourke created a sound walk with a focus on Third Ward in Houston, renowned for its mix of cutting-edge art and community action.

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Clarity during lockdown

30 Nov, 2020

Emma Welton creates hand-drawn illustrated maps as a kind of graphic scores, capturing the sounds of her environment, creating short walks where participants experience new and familiar sounds in different ways.

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Home makers, in-between worlds

26 Nov, 2020

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and the UK talk about their experience in Ella Parry-Davies' piece 'Home Makers', to be listened to in select locations in London and Lebanon, creating a mix of intimacy, while showing the limits of identification and solidarity.

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Sound walks as contemporary art practice

24 Nov, 2020

Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman discuss their sound walk Sandbox, a meditative experience, a training in mindfulness and encouragement to critically think about our individual experience and environment.

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When only the ears may travel

19 Nov, 2020

Carina Pesch talks about her album "The Ears May Travel", created as a reflection on the challenge of travel during COVID.

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Shadow-walks (at home)

16 Nov, 2020

Viv Corringham walks with people and then 'sings' their route. Under lockdown, she did this remotely.