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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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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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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.

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The 42 walks of Contención Island

12 Nov, 2020

Martin P Eccles reflects on his 42 walks during British lockdown, creating an island of experience with his house at the center.

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Los esperamos!

9 Nov, 2020

Elspeth Penfold discusses the background to her shortlisted A different LENS, around the ideas of psychogeography, disruption, and the Long Table.

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Opening up Greenwich Village

5 Nov, 2020

A brief introduction to the history of Greenwich Village, as featured in the sound walk 'The Last Eccentrics of Greenwich Village'.

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Remembering the dead

2 Nov, 2020

Richard White talks about his work 'Walking the Names, highlighting the deaths of thousands who died in poverty in the Bath Union Workhouse, between 1858 and 1899.

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Seeing, from hearing

23 Oct, 2020

Carlos Queiroz discusses the background to his work "Seeing from hearing while walking", one of the shortlisted pieces of the SWS20 Awards.

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Sound Walk September 2020 Awards shortlist

15 Oct, 2020

After a very successful Sound Walk September 2020, we're very excited to announce this year's shortlist for the winners of the Sound Walk September 2020 Awards.

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Mapping a digital quipu

29 Sep, 2020

Elspeth (Billie) Penfold is a textile artist who brings her experience of teaching and research into performative work. In 2012 she formed the arts group Thread and Word. Through call outs and personal invitation Elspeth works collaboratively with invited artists and academics to develop performative walks. Elspeth was born in Bolivia, and she likens the digital threading of texts with the physical threading of Andean quipus.

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The practice of sound walking

22 Sep, 2020

Part of Sound Walk September 2020, walk · listen · create hosts 30 Days of Walking, collaborative creation of a 30 day 'slow radio' sound walk. Kelly Markovich has created one sound walk, every day in September.

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30 days of walking: citizen sourced Slow Radio

11 Sep, 2020

Handing the controls over to the listener might not be the best advice in every case for broadcasting radio but when one is trying to create a month long sound walk it seemed the obvious thing to do.