Soundwalk - Listening to the Periphery at Kitsilano Point

Soundwalk – Listening to the Periphery at Kitsilano Point

Listening to the Periphery at Kitsilano Point
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 2:00–3:30PM
Led by Jessica Hallenbeck, Tyler Kinnear, and Sarah Ling
Meeting Location: Chestnut St at Whyte Ave

This walk will lead listeners around Kitsilano Point. Participants are invited to reflect on the act of listening on Coast Salish Territory. What sounds go unnoticed in our day-to-day routines? Is our listening encultured in any way? Letting our ears guide us, participants will explore some of the erasures, silences, resistances, and displacements of this cross-cultural urban space. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Soundwalks are FREE and open to the public. Soundwalks happen rain or shine, so participants should be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for any weather condition.

A Soundwalk is a silent group walk led along a planned route to experience a location’s ambiance and underlying rhythms. All too often the sounds of the environment pass by unnoticed because of our uncanny ability to shut them out. A Soundwalk enables its participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is a musical-sonic adventure that reveals the banal to be extraordinary!

Soundwalks have been offered as part of VNM’s season since 2003 and have been well-attended from the start. After every Soundwalk interested people have been invited to join in the planning and designing of future such walks. Now, four years later, a group has emerged that is working together in exploring ever new approaches to Soundwalking, new routes and structures, walks with different themes or walks that may contain subtle performative aspects. Soundwalk participants can relax and enjoy these fascinating listening journeys under the safe and inspired guidance of members of this group.

Vancouver New Music gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage through Arts Presentation Canada, The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, The City of Vancouver, Tom Lee Music, Holiday Inn Downtown and The Georgia Straight.


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Heather McDermid – – 604.633.0861

Vancouver New Music – 837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7