Sunday September 1, 2019 is Sound Walk Sunday, the start of a month-long global festival of sound walking events and performances, celebrating outdoor audio, geo-located, immersive performances, listening walks and sound walks.
Attend an event
We’ve got dozens of events in many countries, covering all inhabited continents of the world. Check out the list of events here
Experience a walking piece
Visit the Directory of Walking pieces to discover sound walks to listen to or follow1.
Vote for this year’s best piece
With over 50 eligible pieces for the public choice award, cast a vote for your favourite walking piece, released this year. Voting is open through September.
A Sound Walk Sunday 2019 Media Resource is now available You can also read the FAQ. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.
Sound Walk Sunday is a volunteer-led festival, with contributors and organisers earning no fees, with many hundreds of people are volunteering time and effort. If you are able to support the project through a financial contribution or by volunteering time and effort, please get in touch.
Use the hashtag #SWS19 when sharing related content on social media.
How to create your own piece
Want to know how to make sound walk? Go to our FAQ.
Submit a walking piece
To submit a walking piece to our directory, use this form. If we can, we might still include you this year. Otherwise, you will be the first for our next instalment. Either way, your submission will be available for the the public to access at any time.
Walking in step with
We would like to acknowledge the support of:
Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking – UK.
Geert Vermeire, founder of Made of Walking – Brazil/Belgium.
Babak Fakhamzadeh, award winning app developer – Brazil.
Key contributors and supporters:
- Marcin Barski, founder of IPD (Soundscape Institute of Poland) – Poland.
- Hamish Sewell, founder of Soundtrails – Australia.
- NG Bristow – Goldsmith’s, University College London UK
- LISTEN, – a summer of sound Frome – co-ordinator Mel Day, curator Helen Ottaway from ArtMusic – UK.
- Echoes: Josh Kopeček & Tina Harper – UK
- CGeoMap and GPS Museum Fred Adam (Spain)
- Nusom – Research Center on Sonology (Sao Paulo)
- Hush City Mobile Lab: Dr. Antonella Radicchi (Berlin)
- Placecloud: George Fort (UK).
We would also like to thank:
- Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia (Florina and Lesbos, Greece). Organiser of Walking Arts Encounters-Conference Prespes 2019.
- hearing places – an Australian online umbrella for creative projects which unite sound and place.
- And of the many artists and creatives who have submitted their work.
1Walking pieces are submitted by third parties. we ask contributors to not suggest hazardous routes or risky activities, and not to include defamatory content. Please act responsibly when using headphones; safety is of utmost importance.