Passing gravel on the  Embodied Emplacement  soundwalk .  Photo: Krystal Coughlin.

Passing gravel on the Embodied Emplacement soundwalk. Photo: Krystal Coughlin.

Embodied Emplacement: a multi-modal walkshop
co-created with Matthew Ariaratnam

Drawing on Steph Ceraso’s call for “multi-modal listening” alongside practices of soundwalking, field recording, in situ composition, and map making, this 90 minute “walkshop” took place along New Westminster’s waterfront. Participants explored sensory inputs in select locations—from the Giant Tin Soldier to fields of grass—via playing, singing, listening, walking, touching, and writing.

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017; New Westminster, BC

As part of our shared interest in extended documentation techniques, participants were given stamped postcards on which to offer post-walk reflections, while Matthew and Julie each wrote lengthy reflections in the 24 hours following the walk.

Embodied Emplacement was presented by Vancouver New Music as part of the Spring 2017 Soundwalk series.