The three sites to be listened to are Lime Street Station, Edge Hill Station and the journey connecting the two. These offer a mix of human-made and natural sound. There is a mix of size of spaces, from the open platform to the connecting tunnel, the waiting room and the interior of the Lime Street Station.
This is the first of two, very short, train trips, named by Mr. Morton as ‘station to station’.
Meet Saturday 15th October 2022 11.00 am -
Meeting point. The `lift` outside Limestreet station opposite the large screen
Free event, but a train ticket may need to be purchased for the return journey between Lime Street & Edge Hill stations
Duration to be confirmed.
A ‘soundwalk’ is a practice: it is walking without talking, focusing on the sound around, focusing on the present moment. In a `Sonic Gaze` session, the participants are static, though the sounds could be mobile. Talking might come later.
Sonic Gaze will be of interest to;
- Musicians (as it involves listening to a sequence of sounds)
- To recording artists (as one needs to appreciate the relationship between background and foreground sound, for example)
- For electronic musicians (as it relates to the way timbres interact)
- To planners and architects (as the sound is part of the atmosphere of a place and affects social responses).
- Sound artist - (as an act of attentive listening as part of a preparatory methodology)
- Everyone and anyone, (as an act of `ear cleaning`, a space of time to slow down and focus on the reality of sound in the present, to reset, refresh and re-engage)
The Listening Room: this Sonic Gaze session is facilitated by Phil Morton & Robin Hartwell
Phil Morton mob 07999518582