Exploring with Sound Walks

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Date(s) - 07/06/2019
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

British Library - Knowledge Centre

Interested in literature, sound recordings, place, technology and walking? Then you may wish to attend this event in the Knowledge Centre, at the British Library on the afternoon of Friday 7th June.

Mahendra Mahey from BL Labs will talk about the Library’s current Imaginary Cities exhibition, which showcases fantastical cityscapes created by the Library’s artist in residence Michael Takeo Magruder.

Andrew Stuck, Founder of the Museum of Walking and podcaster at Talking Walking will talk about Sound Walks, explaining what they are and giving an overview of Sound Walk Sunday, which is scheduled for Sunday 1st September 2019 and the week following. To give examples of the types of works and digital technologies that can be used to create sound walks, there will be a series of short presentations and videos.

Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife & Environmental Sounds at the British Library will talk about this fabulous collection, giving examples of how these recordings have been used creatively.

We are hoping this event will encourage people to make entries to the current Sound Walk Sunday open call, which is inviting people to create outdoor audio, geo-located, immersive performances, listening walks and sound walks.

Limited capacity – this is a free event but it is essential that you book via the British Library‘s Eventbrite pagehttps://soundwalks.eventbrite.co.uk

On registering you will be asked to provide no more than 2 sentences on your sound walking experience and skills you are willing to share, and no more than 2 sentences biography and why you are coming to this event.

This information is to help speed up networking between attendees as it will be shared on a hand-out to all attending the event.

Read more about the event on the British Library Digital Research blog here: https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2019/05/exploring-with-sound-walks.html

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