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Independent soundwalks

The sound files for the following OpenCity soundwalks have been composed with an independent experience in mind, created in short sections together with maps to enable participants to synchronise the recording with landmarks along their walk.
Bear in mind that streaming can rapidly deplete your smartphone data, so it is recommended that you use wi-fi to download the files before starting the walk.
Feel free to make contact via email if you have any questions or would like to leave any feedback.


OpenCity Nine Elms

Photo credit: Mickey Lee for Nine Elms on the South Bank

A soundwalk commissioned by curator Rosie Hermon, part of the Winter Trails: Remapping Nine Elms festival http://nineelmslondon.com/events/winter-trails-remapping-nine-elms/opencity-nine-elms.
Participants experience an accessible and immersive soundwalk through an area undergoing large-scale redevelopment.
Within the augmented reality of the soundwalk opportunities are created for personal speculation on place, time and the processes of change.
Download tracks at https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/sets/opencity-nine-elms


OpenCity Stuttgart


Composed in 2016 in collaboration with Lise Olsen, Demi Hill and Emily Stollery, this formed part of the Spaces of Uncertainty Summer Academy at the W├╝rttembergische Kunstverein in Stuttgart.
It was inspired by the Stuttgart21 project, in which the city seemed to have become a vast construction site.
Whilst the walk is located outside the city centre in Cannstatt, large-scale building works dominated the opposite riverbank.
The soundfiles and maps for the walk are available to stream or download, split into five consecutive sections, to enable participants to synchronise their pace with that of the recording.
Download tracks at https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/sets/opencity-stuttgart