Workshop: Soundwalks recordings 2016 (Mexico City)

In collaboration with Ana Cecilia Medina (lleom member)
Poetica Sonora Mexico
October 2016, 5 days

As a part of PoéticaSonora | México 2016 program, in this theoretical and practical workshop the assistants will approach soundwalks as a philosophical topic, a literary subject and as an artistic practice. Key texts in the history of this practice will serve as a starting point (Careri, De Certeau, Gros) with examples ranging from psycogeographical wanderings and situationist drifts, passing through traditional walks, to extended literature projects as Susurrus or Belen Gache’s Second Life walks.
Walk registration will be explored with multiple formats: from old maps to georreferentiated maps in mobile applications (Aporee, Freesound, Echoes). The participants will define a specific route in the surroundings of CASUL, in order to design a soundwalk in which the pre-recorded sounds will interact with the sounds of the environment. This sound project will be composed with field recording, sound fiction, recorded readings, interviews, music, sound archives, etc.
The soundwalk project will be developed during the workshop gathering field recordings, all kind of pre-recorded sounds and historical or personal archives that will be edited and integrated into the soundwalk design. The last day of the workshop we will call the public to join a soundwalk that will offer a singular experience for each walker, using a GPS mobile app (Aporee).

Program resume
DAY 1: Workshop presentation and introduction with the walking practices of Félix Blume and lleom. The assistants will take part in a blind walking experience and written or draw map registration.
DAY 2: Reflection about the collective soundwalk project. Presentation of online soundmaps and mobile sound apps.
DAY 3: Field recording and pre-recorded sound gathering by groups.
DAY 4: Sound editing, route and sound map design. Testing of the sound tracks in the mobile app
DAY 5: Last testing. Public soundwalk. and look for “Workshop Caminata Sonora”

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