Otterspool Park: Slow Soundwalk – Take me to the river

Otterspool Park: Slow Soundwalk - Take me to the river Otterspool Park: Slow Soundwalk – Take me to the river



Dates: 16/11/2019
Times: 12:00 - 13:30


Otterspool Park – The river Mersey

Meet @ Junction of Jericho lane & Aigburth Drive Liverpool L17 5AR
November 16th 12.00 noon £2.00 on the day

A soundwalk is a practice: it is walking without talking, focussing on the sound around, focussing on being there rather than talking about it. A slow soundwalk takes you to undiscovered places: means of transport, your senses.

Sessions usually consist of 3 x 20 minutes sessions with light intermission to share thoughts and reflections and then move on. The session is led by Phil Morton: acoustic ecologist, who has delivered soundwalks and listening projects in many and varied settings.

When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds there?
Whether experienced as private meditation or as collective silence SOUNDWALKS refresh your ears and reset your sensual awareness to where you are, live or work.

A slow soundwalk will be of interest to
• Musicians (as it involves listening to a sequence of sounds)
• To recording artists (as one needs to appreciate the relationship between background and foreground sound, for example)
• For electronic musicians (as it relates to the way timbres interact)
• To planners and architects (as the sound is part of the atmosphere of a place and affects social responses).
• Sound artist – (as an act of attentive listening as part of a preparatory methodology)
• Everyone and anyone, (as an act of `ear cleaning`, a space of time to slow down and focus on the reality of sound in the present, to reset, refresh and re-engage)

Presented by Sonic Gaze Group,
Phil Morton: 07999518582, philmorton@improvisersnetwork.co.uk, web page