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

Passing gravel on the Embodied Emplacement soundwalkPhoto: Krystal Coughlin. 

Embodied Emplacement: a multi-modal walkshop
co-created with Matthew Ariaratnam
2017

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. These texts will be shared in the near future.

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