Soundwalks (wheelchair accessible) Led by Jean Routhier Sunday August 16, Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18, 2015. 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Meeting place: under the photomural Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 by Stan Douglas (look for the large15mx9m photograph of a street riot scene) in the Woodwards’ courtyard.
Soundwalks are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length. This exploration weaves through diverse soundscapes, both man-made and natural, inviting the listener to become immersed in the totality of the sonic environment, and to sensually imagine, respond to, and hear often overlooked social environments, communities and other urban places. The sounwalks take place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather.
On each of the days, one of two proposed soundwalks will be followed: One route drifts along an older neighborhood with hints of Vancouver’s industrial past and attraction as a centre of leisure activities. The other will explore more recent urban developments that have led the way for the densification of the neighborhood where the redeveloped Woodwards complex is now rooted. At the end of the soundwalk the participants will be led back to the starting place, adjacent to SFU Woodwards’.
If you can’t join us you, can use these maps to take a self guided soundwalk (map).
N.B.: If entering SFU from the street address, please walk straight across the ground floor lobby and exit into the courtyard. The meeting point will be a few meters to your left.
This is a partner event with Vancouver New Music (VNM) who are dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events.
Charleson Park Soundwalks Led by Jean Routhier Sunday August 18 2015 8;00pm – 9:00pm
Meeting place: Love Your Bean Sculpture by Cosimo Cavallaro (look for the big and colorful kidney-shaped rocks) close to the seawall near the children’s playground/ off leash area in Charleson park (map).
This soundwalks will be approximately 60 minutes in length. This route explores the immediate neighborhood around Charleson park. Across from the downtown area, bordered by a small body of water, a busy pedestrian/ cycle path and a popular park, it features a more intimate soundscape with interesting acoustic perspectives as sound travels across the water divide. The soundwalk will end by the site of the Loco Moto Art exibit. The sounwalk takes place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather, be aware the park will have uneven terrrain.
This is a partner event with LocoMotoArt, and Vancouver New Music (VNM). VNM is dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events.