EPIC 2022 Amsterdam - Soundwalk

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EPIC 2022 Amsterdam - Soundwalk

Soundwalk in Amsterdam

By EPIC 2022 Resilience Amsterdam

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, October 9, 2022 · 1 - 2pm CEST


Amsterdam Centraal railway station Stationsplein 1012 AB Amsterdam Netherlands

About this event

What is a soundwalk? Basically, it's a way to experience a place through careful, focused listening, while moving through the space. It's a great way to learn about a new place, or to experience a famliar place through an unfamiliar lens. And it's an inherently personal activity, as you become aware of your place in the soundscape around you.

Hosted by EPIC members Greg Weinstein and Michael Powell, you will walk from Amsterdam Central Train Station to Rembrandtplein, pausing to listen along the way. At the end of the sound walk, there will be a discussion about what you and your fellow walkers heard, and what it tells you about the social and built environment of central Amsterdam.

Meeting Point: Central Train Station of Amsterdam, 1pm local time on Sunday, October 9. (Look for Greg—bald, big glasses, long red beard. If the weather is nice, we'll meet outside, near the station entrance. Otherwise we'll meet in the station. But the walk happens rain or shine!)

Number: Max. 20

What to bring:

  • Appropriate clothes for the weather and shoes to walk for about 30–40 minutes
  • Your ears and your brain

Not sure what a soundwalk is? Check out the tips and ideas from Hildegard Westerkamp, a Canadian composer and master of soundscape recording.

Here's another page that discusses different types of soundwalks, and even has some recorded examples.

Here's the route we will take.

About the organizer

This is the local page for the EPIC 2022 Resilience Amsterdam. Register here for pre-planned events of the conference! Enjoy!