Walking with Ghosts

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Duration 24 minutes

‘Walking with Ghosts’ is a sound reverie inspired by a ‘landscape text’ exploring relationships between walking, memory and landscape. It owes its existence and its form to Carl Lavery’s landscape text ‘Mourning Walk’. It can be listened to in a quiet environment as an audio work in its own right – as a piece of music or sound art – allowing the listener to be taken on a journey of the imagination.

Another option is that it can form the structure and backdrop to a walk of about 25 minutes along a route chosen by the listener, where the sound (on in-ear headphones) mingles and interacts with the ambient sound around the walker. It is a meditative piece but not miserable. The ghosts are not troublesome!

One suggested ‘use’ is this. If you have a ghost with whom you would like to spend some time, with a fixed ending point, design a walk of about 25 minutes that ends by a river or stream, or in a wood, or on top of a hill. Choose or make a small biodegradeable item that relates to your ghost – a scrap of paper with words, a paper boat, a feather or a leaf or a pebble maybe. Pop in your earbuds and walk with ‘Walking with Ghosts’, holding your item in your hand (hand in pocket if that feels better). At the end of your walk, release your item into the environment – onto the water, into the air, into the woodland leafmould, onto a rock. Bid your ghost ‘bon voyage’ or ‘sleep well’ or ‘goodbye for now’. Walk home by a different route.

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