Stirchley Soundwalk

Walking piece details

Duration 60 minutes
Cost Free

Sound Artist Nikki Sheth has created a soundwalk of Stirchley for the Ten Acres of Sound Festival. The walk encourages a deeper connection with the natural environment and a new awareness of the hidden sounds around us – both natural and man-made.

Exploring the area of Stirchley, Nikki has created a sound map of interesting listening points in the local area. These points have been recorded and the field recordings produced draw upon a range of sources – the hidden sounds of underwater currents, recordings of bats hunting above the River Rea, the secret world of Birmingham Brew before opening hours. As the walk progresses, the field recordings develop into smaller musical compositions that have been inspired by the mechanical and electromagnetic recorded sounds, progressing from a natural to an abstracted and imaginative sound world.

The Stirchley soundwalk creates a 60-minute self-guided journey of immersive audio experiences which can be experienced using a smartphone. The free SOUNDwalker app uses GPS to guide the walker to different locations and, on arrival, triggers audio tracks which provide site specific responses to the immediate environment.

As you listen to the soundwalk click on the listening points once to see the name of the location and click on the name to read more about the sounds you are hearing.

The soundwalk will launch during the Ten Acres of Sound Festival and will be freely available on the SOUNDwalker app for the public to enjoy at their leisure.

It is advised to download the soundwalk in advance to ensure the best quality and to avoid signal issues when streaming in real time.

This event is in association with Artefact Projects, Ten Acres of Sound and Birmingham based collective SOUNDkitchen.

nikki

Nikki Sheth is a sound artist currently based in Birmingham, UK. She uses field recordings to produce site-specific soundscape works. Her practice involves extensive field recording trips, multi-channel soundscape composition, working with ambisonics, work...

Near Stirchley, Birmingham, UK

  • Shorelines

    A Crying Place

    Carolyn Black
    · 28 Sep, 2020
  • Event

    4th world congress of Psychogeography

    · 04 - 6 Sep, 2020
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Soundpaths: Moston & Harpurhey

    · SICK! Festival · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Bristoler Chronik

    · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece SWS20

    A Meeting Place | 会议地点

    Hayley Suviste
    · Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art · Since 2020

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Full of Noises: a village sound walk

    Viv Corringham
    · Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Soundpaths: Moston & Harpurhey

    · SICK! Festival · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Your flowing city

    · Coördinatie Zenne / Coordination Senne · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New

    GPS Embroidery

    · Since 2016
  • Walking Piece
    New

    Holon – Become Sound

    Ove Holmqvist
    · Holonic Systems · Since 2017
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Weiße Elster – interactive composition

    La Pesch
    · riversssounds · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New
    SWS21

    Stop & Go

    La Pesch
    · 1000 Scores by Rimini Apparat with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW · Since 2021
  • Walking Piece
    New

    Breath-stream

    · Since 2020
  • walk · listen · café
    New

    Pedestrian Provocations: Manifesting an Accessible Future

    Blake Morris
    Morag Rose
    · 2021-06-08 18:00
  • Walking Piece
    New

    Conferencia en plaza de Antonio Loredo – 1° de mayo 1886 – 1907

    Jessica Mazzotti
    · Since 2021
  • Jack Lowe
    New

    Making The Gates to Dreamland: Future Directions

    Jack Lowe
    · 3 May, 2021
  • The Tour of All Tours
    New

    The Red Tourist Experience: how I got surrounded by the Red Army in Changting, China

    · 3 May, 2021
Walking Piece
New
SWS21
Full of Noises: a village sound walk

Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York

East Hampton, New York, USA

Walking Piece
New
SWS21
Soundpaths: Moston & Harpurhey

SICK! Festival

Moston, Manchester, UK

Walking Piece
New
SWS21
Your flowing city

Coördinatie Zenne / Coordination Senne

Brussels, Belgium

Walking Piece
New
GPS Embroidery
Walking Piece
New
Holon – Become Sound

Holonic Systems

Walking Piece
New
SWS21
Weiße Elster – interactive composition

riversssounds

Weiße Elster, Leipzig, Deutschland

Walking Piece
New
SWS21
Stop & Go

1000 Scores by Rimini Apparat with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

Walking Piece
New
Breath-stream
walk · listen · café
New
Pedestrian Provocations: Manifesting an Accessible Future

2021-06-08 18:00

Online

Blake Morris and Morag Rose will consider the complex relationship between diverse bodies, cyberspace, and movement, whilst addressing the challenges and opportunities of digital access.

Walking Piece
New
Conferencia en plaza de Antonio Loredo – 1° de mayo 1886 – 1907

Montevideo Dipartimento di Montevideo, Uruguay

Jack Lowe
New
Making The Gates to Dreamland: Future Directions

3 May, 2021

The Tour of All Tours
New
The Red Tourist Experience: how I got surrounded by the Red Army in Changting, China

3 May, 2021