lecture by Joost Fonteyne (BE)

Joost Fonteyne talks about the art of sound walks. Sound Walks have a long tradition. Back in 1965, Max Neuhaus would take his audience outside in ‘LISTEN’, to listen to the city. Pioneer Hildegard Westerkamp described it as any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. Does it still pay to organise sound walks if the practice of deep listening is as good as moribund? Are we, in fact, aware of the sounds around us? Or do the makers of sound walks invite us precisely to experience the often urban environment in a different way?

appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Situational Listening – 29. June 2013