Intertidal room – a soundwalk

Stanley Park

Stanley Park Drive

Vancouver, BC

In person Interdisciplinary Music Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement Storytelling

Created/led by Jacek Smolicki Duration: 45min soundwalk / soundscape composition), world premiere. Details: There will be two walks. Those who would like to experience the soundwalk during the time of slack water – a transient period of equilibrium between low and high tide – are welcome to gather at the second beach near Stanley Park at 9am PDT. The second premiere of the piece will take place at 4pm PDT and it will coincide with the time of high tide. The meeting point is the same. Location meeting point details will be provided by email to registrants. IN ORDER TO PROTECT EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY, CAPACITY FOR THESE COLLECTIVE WALKS IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO TAKE PART. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9AM. You may also follow the route in your own time as a self-directed soundwalk. A sound file will be sent to those who will register to the events the day before the soundwalk. You must provide your own mobile phone or a portable audio player, and good quality headphones in order to listen to the accompanying audio story. We are unfortunately unable to provide these items due to health and safety concerns. Please dress appropriately for the weather. During the pandemic, our sense of hearing seems to have gotten sharper. Urban noises and the disruptive din of everyday life rhythms have given room to more subtle and less easily perceptible soundscapes. In this unstable period an unexpected possibility emerged to rethink how we have been connecting with, affecting, and often exploiting our lived environments on multiple levels. Can attentive listening challenge our ways of inhabiting the world? Can a short moment of aural attention to transient organisms whose lives remain usually imperceptible to us, reconfigure our daily conducts on a personal, collective, or even planetary scale?

Sun 27 Sep
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Vancouver New Music

This event is free.

Organized by

Vancouver New Music

Vancouver New Music engages communities in the exploration, creation, and experience of progressive and outstanding new music. VNM is dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events. VNM regularly commissions and premieres new works by Canadian composers, presents leading and emerging electroacoustic and electronic music artists, international composers and performers, sound installations and music theatre. VNM presents an annual festival that focuses each year on a theme within the new music landscape, and explores the interaction of contemporary music with other disciplines such as theatre, installation and media arts. Other activities include lectures and workshops with visiting artists, ensemble workshops and presentations open to the community, and other sound art and new music related community events.


Stanley Park Drive

Vancouver, BC

Exact meeting location will be emailed to registered participants.

Event Contact

Heather McDermid