Date(s) - 07/06/2018
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Monument tube station
Creative adventures in listening to London from secret locations.
What does it mean to listen to the buildings, listen to the neighbourhood, listen to the surroundings? Individually and as a group, walking partly in silence, you will explore how your sense of hearing is embodied and experience collective listening.
As children we learnt to ‘tip-toe’ – to move as silently as we could to create a sense of surprise. We also learnt that by whispering it was harder to be overheard. ‘Eaves-dropping’ on others required stealth and for us to remain silent.
How often do we listen to the sounds we make ourselves, when standing still or walking? The sounds we make elicit responses from the environment through which we pass. These are sounds close by, but our hearing offers us the ability to hear sounds emanating or carried from further away.
What we hear may forewarn us or encourage us to move forward, but we are not at our most confident when out and about in places with which we are not familiar or in darkness. Togetherness may bring courage, through trust, but it also provides a collective way to listen and explore.
Adults only. Strictly limited to 8 participants only – £15 in advance (plus booking fee), £20 on the day
The walkshop will be facilitated by Andrew Stuck, a Walking Creative, founder of the Museum of Walking and publisher of Talking Walking. He was the producer of the inaugural Sound Walk Sunday in August 2017. In 2015, Andrew was commissioned by the National Gallery to create Sounding out Peder Balke, a part audio walk and in 2014, working with Professor of Composition, Paul Newland from Trinity Laban devised an environmental sound walkshop for the Co-Lab Festival in Greenwich.