Walking piece details
What is the sound of the climate emergency? Can practices such as
listening and soundwalking allow us to apprehend its magnitude?
In “Klinein 01 – Arga”, a soundwalk along the banks of the river Arga
between Pamplona and Huarte in Navarre has been modulated and
transformed with datasets from the NSIDC Sea Ice Index, which contains
details on the evolution of the surface of sea ice on the planet since
Thus, “Klinein 01 – Arga” attempts to question conventional notion of
soundscape, and is a demonstration of the possibilities of soundscape-
and data-synthesis, beyond mere data sonification techniques. The
listener can not only follow the changing soundscape along the banks of
the river Arga – they can also listen to the data of climate change. The
resulting datascape attempts to insert otherness into our sound
environment in the current context of climate collapse.
“Klinein 01 – Arga” was produced in November 2020. It was premiered in
the “Sonido y Antropoceno” broadcast programme of the December 2020 Tsonami
Festival in Valparaíso, Chile, and was also included in this year’s
Borealis Festival Radio Space in March 2021.