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Take part in a downtown Kamloops sound walk

The event will begin on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamloops Art Gallery and will be guided by artist Daniela O’Fee.
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Residents are invited to join artist Daniela O’Fee on a guided sound walk on Wednesday, June 23.

The soniferous trail will start at the Kamloops Art Gallery — at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue — at 6:30 p.m. From there, participants will walk along Victoria Street to First Avenue, through Riverside Park to the Station Plaza and back to the art gallery via Third Avenue by about 8 p.m.

Guided O’Fee and using an audio download for personal mobile devices with headphones, the sound journey will unfold at a leisurely, unhurried pace, with moments for lingering and live environmental listening.

The sound walk will include two short intermissions for discussion and experiential listening guided by the artist.

The audio is a through-composed tone poem that scores eco-responsive, historically shifted matter from site-specific field recordings, archival renderings, temporary interventions and instrumental improvisations. Intersecting with real-time conditions, the composition imagines how linear and cyclic soundmarks from the natural and mechanized atmosphere can mobilize limitless listening perspectives within the resounding Kamloops amphitheatre.

The sound walk is activated as an event score offered by the artist: “As the rivers converge through this land, step into its sonic flow. Move among the shifted and hidden sounds feeling resonant frequencies from all dimensions to perform your creative act of listening.”

Those interested can register by clicking here.