A. A. Dancer

Acousmatic / Artist

Walking Sound

This composition is a collaboration between Michal Kindernay and myself commissioned by Michal Rataj for his R(a)dio(custica) program on Czech state radio Vltava.

In this work, a proposition is put forward to listening across time, space and the body. One can experience soundwalking, the practice of walking and listening, as lived experience — but what happens when a live soundwalk event is re-conceptualized and recorded for radio after the fact? Is the sound itself not prefigured? 

The basis of this composition, Walking Sound, is a soundwalk event organized in Prague in the beginning of spring (April 6th, 2011), as part of the EBU Ars Acoustica conference. While the soundwalk included site specific deep listening opportunities and sound interventions by artists and musicians, Walking Sound peripherally traces these and other serendipitous sound events with a focus on the contemplative character of the environment and listening-centered passage through a day.

Soundwalk Design, recordings and sound composition by Andrea Dancer and Michal Kindernay

Recordings of caterwauling, fan, Lukas Fütterer, Frank Bierlein (ZKM Karlsruhe), Michal Kindernay Interventions: Kateřina Zochová and Michal Kindernay (radios) and Klára Doležálková (marbles) Accordionist: Kate Romain (Katrzyna)

Aired on October 29, 2011, more information about the project at R(a)dio(custica).

Listen on quality headphones (not earbuds) or speakers for full acoustic effect.

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