Vancouver Soundwalk Collective Archive

Welcome to the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective Archive!

On these pages you can find photos, sounds, stories and information about Soundwalks in Vancouver that have been presented by the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective and Vancouver New Music over the past number of years.

WHAT IS A SOUNDWALK? A Soundwalk is a silent walk along a planned route to experience a location’s ambiance and underlying rhythms. All too often the sounds of the environment pass by unnoticed because of our uncanny ability to shut them out. A Soundwalk invites you to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is a musical-sonic adventure that reveals the banal to be extraordinary!

Scroll through the images, or click on the listings below to find out more about each Soundwalk…

  • Fall Soundwalks - Oct. 1 + 8, 2017

    FALL SOUNDWALKS 2017 An ear on shifting corridors of movement Culture Days Soundwalk Sunday, October 1, 2017; 2PM Led by Leona Noche Meeting Location: Fraser

  • Spring Soundwalks – Apr. 2 + 9, 2017

    SPRING SOUNDWALKS 2017 Slivers of pavement Sunday, April 2, 2017; 2–3PM Led by George Rahi Meeting Location: Waterfront Station Lobby (601 W. Cordova Street) [map] FREE Privately-owned

  • Fall Soundwalks - Sept. 25 + Oct. 2, 2016

    FALL 2016 SOUNDWALKS Automation: Trains and Blades Presented as part of Mechanical Music Sunday, September 25, 2016; 2–3:30PM Led by Roxanne Nesbitt Meeting Location:

  • Spring Soundwalks – April 17 + 24, 2016

    SPRING 2016 SOUNDWALKS Listening in, Between the Lines Sunday, April 17, 2016; 2PM Led by Jorma Kujala and Igor Santizo Meeting Location: This aural

  • Listening through the Surface: An Auscultation Soundwalk – Mar. 14, 2016

    Listening through the Surface: An Auscultation Soundwalk March 14, 2016, 1PM – 2:PM Start Location: UBC Centre for Brain Health, main entrance

  • Charleson Park Soundwalk – Aug. 16, 2015

    Charleson Park Soundwalk Sunday, August 16, 2015; 8-9PM Led by Jean Routhier Meeting place: Love Your Bean Sculpture by Cosimo Cavallaro (look for

  • Fall Soundwalks - Sept. 20 + 27, 2015

    Fall Soundwalks September 20, 2015 ; 2PM Led by Jorma Kujala Meeting location: the corner of Comox and Denman Streets, beside Central Bistro (1072

  • Spring Soundwalks - May 24 + 31, 2015

    Re-listening to Vancouver Sunday, May 24, 2015; 2PM Led by Jorma Kujala Meet by the tennis courts Andy Livingstone Park Fieldhouse, 89 Expo

  • UBC Soundwalk – Oct. 22, 2014

    UBC Soundwalk Wednesday, October 22, 2014; 2PM Led by Tyler Kinnear Presented by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

  • Spring Soundwalks - April 27 + May 4, 2014

    SPRING 2014 SOUNDWALKS Waterfront Station Soundwalk Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 2PM Led by Josh Hite, Jorma Kujala and Kristen Roos Meeting location: Waterfront

  • Fall Soundwalks 2013

    Underground Vancouver Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 2PM Led by Pietro Sammarco Meeting location: 13th Avenue and Glen [map] Vancouver's streets make our everyday

  • Spring Soundwalks 2013

    Listening to the Periphery at Kitsilano Point Sunday, May 5, 2013; 2–3:30PM Led by Jessica Hallenbeck, Tyler Kinnear, and Sarah Ling Meet Location: Chestnut

  • Kits Pool Improv Soundwalk - Apr. 24, 2013

    Kits Pool Improv Soundwalk April 24, 2013 Led by Tyler Kinnear Presented by the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective.

  • Coal Harbour Soundwalk - Feb. 16, 2013

    Coal Harbour Soundwalk February 16, 2013 Led by Tyler Kinnear Presented by Vancouver Soundwalk Collective Download map. Quotes to think about: In a listening which does

  • Night Soundwalk - Nov. 28, 2012

    Night Soundwalk November 28, 2012 Led by Elisa Ferrari Download the handout. Presented by Vancouver New Music and Vancouver Soundwalk Collective.

  • Fall Soundwalks 2012

    Soundwalking Stories on Foot Part of Word on the Street Festival: “The Unwritten Word” September 30, 2012; 5 soundwalks, 12-5PM on the

  • Spring Soundwalks 2012

    Leaving Footprints: hearing the sounds of home Sunday, April 15, 2012 | 2PM-3:30PM Meeting location:  Commercial Drive and East 14th Avenue. Led by Jenni

  • Soundwalk - Nov. 18, 2011

    Soundwalk November 18, 2011 Led by Tyler Kinnear and Kristen Roos

  • Fall Soundwalks 2011

      Below The Surface Sunday, October 2, 2011; 2:00-3:30PM Meet at 485 west 8th avenue (at Cambie) Led by Kristen Roos This soundwalk explores the

  • Spring Soundwalks 2011

    The Audible vs. Inaudible Spectrum Sunday, April 10, 2011; 2-3:30PM Led by Janine Island Meeting Location: in front of the Bloedel Conservatory in

  • Spring Soundwalks 2010

    The horizontal city Sunday, April 25, 2010; 5PM Led by Chris O’Connor Meeting Location Vancouver Art Gallery; steps on the Robson Street side

  • Fall Soundwalks 2009

    Soundwalk 20 September 2009; 2pm Led by Chris O’Connor Meeting location: Strathcona at Hawks and Georgia (corner of MacLean Park) This soundwalk will utilize

  • Spring Soundwalks 2009

    Soundwalk 19 April 2009; 2pm Led by Andrea Dancer Meet at Green College, UBC, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, under the entry arch

  • Fall Soundwalks 2008

    Rambling through Lynn Canyon 28 September 2008; 2pm Led by Janine Island Meeting location: Lynn Canyon Cafe, 3690 Park Road, North Vancouver Transit users

  • Vancouver Vibrates Soundwalks

    Listening and relistening Sunday, September 30, 2007 | 2–3:30 pm Led by by Zoe Gordon Meeting Location: Georgia and Heatley, southwest corner of

  • Spring Soundwalks 2007

    Soundwalk with Stephanie Loveless Sunday 22 April, 2–3:30pm Led by Stephanie Loveless Meeting Location: Stanley Park – Meet at tennis courts across from

  • Fall Soundwalks 2006

    Soundwalk Sunday, September 24, 2006; 2pm Led by Igor Santizo, with Mark Brady Meeting Location: the corner of Davie St. and Pacific Blvd.

  • Spring Soundwalks 2006

    Soundwalk Sunday, April 23, 2006; 2pm Led by Hildegard Westerkamp and Stephanie Loveless Meeting Location: Woodland Park (Woodland and Adanac) near the playground. View

  • Fall Soundwalks 2005

    Soundwalk with Jason Leslie Sunday, September 25, 2005, 2–3:30 pm Led by Jason Leslie Meeting Location: Coal Harbour Community Centre View route map. Soundwalk with

  • Soundwalk at Willow Farm

    Soundwalk at Willow Farm Sunday, August 28, 2005; 2:30pm With Hildegard Westerkamp (composer), Barry Taylor (percussion), and Barbara Robertson (speaker) Willow Farm, 6739

  • Spring Soundwalks 2005

    Soundwalks Sunday, April 17, 2005; 2PM Led by Hildegard Westerkamp and Igor Santizo Meeting Location: The playground at Douglas Park Community Centre (Willow

  • Fall Soundwalks 2004

    Soundwalks Sunday, September 26, 2004; 2PM Led by Hildegard Westerkamp and Jason Leslie Sunday, October 3, 2004; 2PM Led by Jean Routhier

  • Spring Soundwalks 2004

    Soundwalks Sunday, April 25, 2004; 2PM Led by Hildegard Westerkamp and Katharine Norman Meeting Location: Entrance of the old CPR station (Seabus Terminal,

  • Fall Soundwalks 2003

    Soundwalks Sunday, September 28, 2003; 2PM Led by Hildegard Westerkamp and Katharine Norman Meeting Location: Entrance of the Planetarium (Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut