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 Woodward’s 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 soundwalks 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 Woodward’s complex is now rooted. At the end of the soundwalk the participants will be led back to the starting place, adjacent to SFU Woodward’s.
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.