Roadmap: Soundwalk


Posted May 20, 2023 in Arts and Culture

DDF apr-may-24 – Desktop

It’s the small interventions which can change your route and mood in that moment. Ellen Reid’s Soundwalk is a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. It changes strings and arrangements as you change course.

Dublin joins Tokyo, London, LA, New York, Athens, San Francisco and Knoxville as current locations where you can experience the work, specifically in Stephen’s Green here thanks to a collaboration between the National Concert Hall and IPUT, both of whom flank it.

Reid is a composer and sound artist whose opera Prism won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2019. “Reid ennobles the humdrum and the happenstance. She grants us an illusion we all need right now: that we have the power to change the plot merely by walking in a different direction,” said New York magazine about her creation.

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