SOUNDWALK KUREGEM is an invitation to listen closely to one's surroundings and discover how it actually sounds to live together in this neighborhood, being part of a more than human world. Equipped with their own smartphones and headphones people can follow a path through Kuregem with 16 stations. Accompanied by a voice they are encouraged to (re-)discover and engage in the places with their senses.
Friday 21st of May: 6 pm - 10 pm
"Walking in the dark / Space eraser" is part
of the FUNKT
in the dark" is part of the MediSouP
Many countries have been experiencing severe lockdowns
relational to the COVID-19 pandemic that have affected the local,
private and public soundscape and the sonic spatial politics of their
respective natural or urban environments, creating a new obscured
ecology or agency in the mapping of sonic space and materiality. Some
places sound quieter and less active, and certain people have had no
difficulty to adapt to the new reality, while others find it unnerving:
empty streets, closed stores, regular mask-wearing and adhering to
social distancing can suggest an uncanny reality and perception of
space. Human and non-human interaction has changed, filtered through a
mask, muffling dialogue and obscuring faces, which is making it harder
to recognise people who were once so familiar.
Elaborating on the above, selected participants re-imagined the sound that they envision in this new on-going reality with audio works which ranged from acousmatic compositions to soundscape recordings and from spoken word to experimental noise works. All selected audio works will be hosted in the “Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices” concert, the very first of the MS Concerts series, to be held virtually, from MediSouP's YouTube Channel. The concert will be kindly broadcasted in parallel by EastEast radio and We’re All Bats platform.