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Walking about: Andrew McMillan, Echo Eco Echo

18 Mar 2020 to 13 Apr 2020
Wednesday 18 March - Monday 13 April
Sound artist Andrew McMillan has composed an answer to the question what sound happens just out of sight, just out of earshot, just before we arrive and right after we’ve left?
Event type: 
Art, Music, Sport & Recreation
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek Walkway
Address: 
Harbutt Reserve, Mount Albert
Region: 
Auckland

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A self guided audiophonic walk by Andrew McMillan

Download the composition from http://walkingabout.nz/ from Wednesday 18 March

Guided listening walks with the artist will take place on Wednesday March 18 at 7pm and Monday 13 April at 2pm.

Sound artist Andrew McMillan has composed an answer to the question what sound happens just out of sight, just out of earshot, just before we arrive and right after we’ve left? Using environmental sensors and field recordings he has created an audiophonic walk for the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview shared pathway. The composition augments the audible environment listeners are walking through with sonification – sounds based on environmental data gathered at each site – and field recordings gathered from easily seen and hidden spaces along the path. The result McMillan hopes for is that walkers will gain a heightened awareness of the local environment by undertaking a sensory journey. One that opens up and extends the aural experience and sound memories of our environment.

Between the 18th of March and the 13th of April, people are invited to download the composition for a walk onto their preferred listening device and, headphones on, journey along the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview Shared pathway.

Participants are also invited to contribute their recordings of this walkway to future compositions by uploading the file and recording details here: https://forms.gle/UxvmtWADRUFMWc5W7

Echo Eco Echo has been created in collaboration with John Coulter, and Chris O’Connor.

It has received generous support from Auckland Council and Albert-Eden Local Board

 

Written by

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

11 Mar 2020

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