Seeking Comfort in Covid Times - a soundwalk

Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

Self guided Interdisciplinary Music Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement Tour

Created by prOphecy sun Launch date: October 4, 2020 Location: Mount Pleasant Alleyways and Beyond Duration: approx. 60 minutes Directions on how to take part in this self-guided soundwalk will be posted at on October 4, 2020 by 9am. They will remain available for you to download so that you can explore the walk in your own time. Seeking comfort is a 60-minute, self-guided soundwalk that invites participants to stroll, even linger and loiter, and listen to the sounds of Vancouver’s alleys and beyond. Presented by Vancouver New Music and Vancouver Soundwalk Collective. As Frauke Behrendt writes, “soundwalking is a spatio-temporal, embodied, situated, multi-sensory and mobile practice”. Inspired by this and what Jean-Luc Nancy describes as voices possessing a presence that moves and breathes beyond a location, and in particular, Hildegard Westerkamp’s seminal notions on the intermixing of aural ecologies, Seeking comfort encourages listening to the milieu of pandemic life through the lens of public and domestic space.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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.


Vancouver, BC

Exact location and route TBC. Check for details.

Event Contact

Heather McDermid