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Intertidal room - a soundwalk (self-guided version)

Area near Stanley Park/Third Beach

Third Beach Trail

Vancouver, BC

Self guided

Created/led by Jacek Smolicki After registration, participants will be emailed instructions, a route map and audio file. 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. 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? Intertidal room is an audio piece intended to be listened to while walking at low tide, solitarily or collectively. It interweaves elements of creative storytelling, historical research creative field recording, and soundscape composition. Part of Soundwalk September.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Intertidal room - self-guided registration

This event is free.

Organized by

Vancouver New Music and Vancouver Soundwalk Collective


Third Beach Trail

Vancouver, BC

Details about the starting location and route will be emailed to registered participants.

Event Contact

Heather McDermid