Andrew Brown is an artist who composes soundwalks as a means of deepening engagement with our environment. For over 20 years he has been using the soundwalk medium as a tactical and critical tool in a collective re-imagining of the sonic and human landscape. Andrew's soundwalks are often prefixed by the name OpenCity, a research project that he initiated in 2006. Recent work has been performed at audio art events in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin and London. He has presented papers and soundwalks at international conferences and artistic research residencies and has contributed to various journals and publications.

above drawing by Louis Niedojadlo

This website provides information on his services as a professional sound artist and educator/workshop leader, as well as for anyone interested in participating in forthcoming OpenCity soundwalks. In addition to lecturing on the progressive interdisciplinary Fine Art course at Nottingham Trent University he has worked with students in Japan, Hungary, Norway, Germany, Sweden and France. Recently he has been working with organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers, running workshops in sound and clay.

Andrew's soundwalks are relevant to local authorities, museums, heritage organisations, galleries, colleges, and community groups, and can be either custom-made by him or in collaboration with relevant participants. His walks have previously been commissioned by organisations as diverse as Nottingham Contemporary, UK Young Artists, Mobile Audio Fest (Aix-en-Provence), Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and The South Wingfield and Pentrich Revolution Group.