The Listening Room | Take me to the river part 1
Soundwalk 1 – Take me to the river
Thursday 17 September 2015
Otterspool Park Gates, 18.00
Jericho lane / Aigburth Drive
Lead by sound ecologist Phil Morton
When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds there?
Whether experienced as a private meditation or as collective silence SOUNDWALKS refresh your ears and reset your sensual awareness to where you are, live or work………
A soundwalk is a practice: it is walking without talking, focussing on the sound around, focussing on being there rather than talking about it.
The soundwalk consists of 3 x 20 minutes sessions at a slow pace with light intermissions to share thoughts and reflections and then move on.
Please be aware, that depending upon local conditions, the length can vary in time
avoid bringing noisy bags and clothing.
Phil Morton has 30 years experience in the nature and practice of free improvisation. Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Simon H. Fell, Carlos Zingaro are a few important artists he has worked with.
In 1998 the work of Murray R Schaffer and the concept of acoustic ecology came to Phils attention and broadened his interest beyond the boundaries of music and into sound. The act of listening itself now became a key feature of his work and interests. Phil Morton has made presentations at two conferences; designed and led listening-projects; and as a musician he has worked nationally and internationally. He has been leading and designing sound walks since 1998 through the Listening Room programme in Liverpool and the North West.
Previous Listening Room soundwalk commissions include:
The Liverpool Biennial, Sonic Gaze 2005
Liverpool Hope University – Sound relay project.
The Long Walk, Liverpool, for More Music 2007
See also – Part 2
Soundwalk 2 – Take me to the river – Sunday Special.
Sunday 20th September 2015 9.45 am. £2.00
Meet up – St Lukes – the bombed out – Church Leece Street
Liverpool L1 2TR
Destination, The River Mersey – Pier Head
A 1-2 hour walk from St Lukes Church to the Pier Head, taking in the special Sunday morning ambience, join les flaneur scousers and give witness to a city in transition before the shops open.
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