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Submit your work for SWS22

3 May, 2022

Time's moving fast. Submit your work for Sound Walk September 2022, now.

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Walking Home shortlist published in an illustrated chapbook

11 Mar, 2022

Announcing the publication of WALKING (2022) (see feature image) ISBN 978-1-912960-95-8, the illustrated anthology of poetry and prose that includes the shortlisted pieces in the "Walking Home" writing competition. €4.99+p&p

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Announcing the winners of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021

17 Jan, 2022

Not only have we made it into 2022, we are also very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021.

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Documenting the history, hopes, and community ties that wove together Black Portland

27 Dec, 2021

Darrell Grant's Come Sunday is a walk through Portland's inner-northeast neighborhoods, which were once home to over 200 Black churches. It was commissioned by Third Angle New Music, which has a focus on creating a "soundtrack for our time".

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The sonic barricades of Minsk

23 Dec, 2021

Pavel Niakhayeu created Political Soundwalks as an audio-essay to document what Minsk sounded like during the political protests of 2020-2021. His field recordings provide a starting point for a discussion on the multifaceted role of sound in claiming the urban and political space.

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Off the wall

20 Dec, 2021

Green Croft Arts created a soundwalk set along Hadrian's Wall. Director Amanda Drago discusses the piece's background.

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And our writing competition winners are…

27 Sep, 2021

Lydia Kennaway and Claudia Zeiske pick up the winners' prizes for the walk listen create inaugural writing competition.

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We’re hosting a two-day information-design course, so sign up now

5 Aug, 2021

You can get your hands 'dirty' in a workshop spread over two Saturday mornings in September, where you will learn how to design your own wayfinding system.

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Introducing Sound Walk City · prelude

29 Jul, 2021

Together with Cona, we are both proud and pleased to introduce Sound Walk City · prelude, a festival of sound walks, performances and sound works, coinciding with Sound Walk September 2021.

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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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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.