During these trying and isolating times, our Sound Art class at Western Michigan University made sound walks as a practice to help us better engage with our immediate sonic environments.
As described by composer and sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp, "a sound walk is a form of active participation in the soundscape. Though the variations are many, the essential purpose of a soundwalk is to encourage the participant to listen discriminately and moreover, to make a critical judgement about the sounds heard and their contribution to the balance or imbalance of the sonic environment."
We sincerely hope you enjoy our sound walk, From Urban to the Lake. Please feel free to engage with it as you wish.
Sound editing by Jane Kozhevnikova (janekmusic.com)
Recordings by Cody Ray, John Sutton, Brandon Bruce, Linssey Ma, Drew Tomasik, Jane Kozhevnikova
Photo and video compilation by Jane Kozhevnikova
Words derived from “The Harbor” by Carl Sandburg and the script of John Koenig's "Lachesism"
Acknowledgement: We would like to thank our professor Dr. Lisa Coons for her tenacious and kindred spirit throughout this inaugural semester of Sound Art (6740).