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.
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.
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.
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.
Shadow-walks (at home)
16 Nov, 2020
Viv Corringham walks with people and then 'sings' their route. Under lockdown, she did this remotely.
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.
9 Nov, 2020
Elspeth Penfold discusses the background to her shortlisted A different LENS, around the ideas of psychogeography, disruption, and the Long Table.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life is travel, the case for the patron saint of walkers
29 Apr, 2020
The Vandals are at the gates. Augustine is deadly ill, spending his final days in prayer and repentance. Having coined the phrase "Solvitur ambulando", “it is solved by walking”, perhaps his ambulatory restlessness at the end of his life indirectly saved the city, as the Vandals initially retreated.