The New York Walkscape

The New York Walkscape, New York, USA
21 t/m 21 June 2014
Imagine walking through Lower Manhattan and hearing the sounds around you become ever-changing music as you move. From one spot to the next sounds differ and the character of what you hear shifts. Your experience takes on a personal soundtrack, changing your perception and awareness.

New York Walkscape, by Dutch composer duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk opens up an entirely new aural layer within the city. This software-coded musical score is unraveled by the physical exploration of Lower Manhattan (formerly New Amsterdam). Based on the custom-built iPhone app called Walk With Me, the Walkscape deploys GPS for musical purposes and blurs the boundaries between installation and composition.

Using melodies, rhythmic patterns, chatter, and electronic sounds from American and Dutch composers (curated from the archives of New York’s MATA Festival and Holland’s Gaudeamus Music Week), the piece invites participants to enter into a musical conversation with their city. All you need is a pair of headphones and an iPhone. Read all about this project
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Signal bij de Rotte

Signal bij de Rotte, Prinsenmolenpark, Rotterdam The Netherlands

During this landscape opera, the audience walks along the Rotte in Prinsenmolenpark: a narrow green strip and a unique urban nature reserve close to Rotte in Hillegersberg.

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Signal at Dusk

Signal at Dusk, Irvine Beach Park Scotland

Cryptic connect land and sea with sound in Signal at Dusk, a captivating, boundary-crossing coastal opera set against the transitioning sunset sky by Dutch duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk.

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Your Trembling Mile

Festival Boulevard, 's Hertogenbosch NL

This summer we will guide the audience through sound installations in the city of 'S Hertogenbosch NL during Festival Boulevard. Our soundtrack and walkscape 'Your Trembling Mile' takes you past parks, buildings and other public spaces that we literally cover with sounds.

26 t/m 30 July 2020

Signal in Graz

La Strada, Graz Austria

Based on our landscape opera Signal and in preparation for a large-scale project together with La Strada Graz and the Festival of Regions in Upper Austria next year, we are developing a sound art work especially for our city in this time of challenges due to corona.