Walking pieces

A Song for Fifty Hearts (2008)

Walking piece - Duncan Speakman

Wells, UK

Duncan Speakman’s ‘A Song for Fifty Hearts‘ was created for the year long public art project Palace Intrusions in Wells in Somerset. Duncan made a number of visits to Wells to find, record and compose his responses to a circular walk around the Palace walls. The final composition, ‘Song for Fifty Hearts’ was the result […]

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An Umbrella for 2 (2012)

Walking piece - Stéphane Marin

Marina Bay, Singapore

“An Umbrella for 2” is a sound walk written contextually in response to a place and each time renewed in relation to the spaces and populations heard & encountered. A pair of listeners are invited to discover points of view and points of listening all along their journey through the public space. A sound umbrella […]

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Walking piece - Leah Barclay

Basalt QLD 4820, Australia
Multiple locations

AURALITY is an augmented reality audio project exploring Queensland’s rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. The sound walks can be experienced by downloading the free mobile app AURALITY (for iOS and android) that uses GPS points along the coast of Queensland to trigger soundscapes based on location and movement. AURALITY sound […]

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Before we burn (2017)

Walking piece - Sara Zaltash

Black Rock City, NV, USA

Taking Burning Man participants on a walk of the playa, before it is fully populated by Burners for the 2017 event. Walking for one hour, blindfolded. Recording the sound of the hour of walking, and sharing this recording online.

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Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial Memoryscape (2015)

Walking piece - Toby Butler / Bethnal Green Memorial

Bethnal Green, London, UK

This trail incorporates recordings of interviews with survivors of the disaster and complements information given at the new Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial in honouring the 173 men, women and children who died in the Bethnal Green underground shelter disaster of 3 March 1943. Produced by Lewis Gibson and project directed by Toby Butler. Updated: 1/3/19

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Britpop Camden (2016)

Walking piece - Miranda Diboll / VoiceMap

Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE, UK

The Britpop Camden walk is an example of how GPS technology can be used to create an immersive audio experience which can be ‘pinned’ to specific locations. Join me on a nostalgia-fuelled jaunt around Britpop lalaland circa 1995. There is a modest charge for this walk. I had the honour of living and loving here […]

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Carnival Trail Companion (2014)

Walking piece - Richard White, Ali Pretty, & Adam Jansch

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Launched in 2014 as headline event for the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, the Carnival Trail links all the Carnival Towns and Villages together in a single 100 mile route. It celebrates the Isle of Wight as the birthplace of the English carnival tradition, and promotes the 19 summer carnivals and 6 winter parades which […]

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