Terminology; Sonic Derive or Soundwalk ?

April 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm (Main Derives)

“A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are. We may be at home, we may be walking across a downtown street, through a park, along the beach; we may be sitting in a doctor’s office, in a hotel lobby, in a bank; we may be shopping in a supermarket, a department store, or a Chinese grocery store; we may be standing at the airport, the train station, the bus-stop. Wherever we go we will give our ears priority. They have been neglected by us for a long time and, as a result, we have done little to develop an acoustic environment of good quality.”

Soundwalking

by Hildegard Westerkamp

originally published in Sound Heritage, Volume III Number 4
Victoria B.C., 1974, revised 2001

http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/Soundwalk/Soundwalking.htm

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