Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29
To sign up for these tours you will need to check in from 9.30am on Saturday or Sunday at the OHM Info hub, outside Melbourne Town Hall.
What is the acoustic ecology of your city? Can you listen or walk with awareness in a group or as an individual for an hour? All will be revealed with this limited opportunity to take part in a ‘Soundwalk of Your City and its Buildings’.
Soundwalks will be facilitated within exciting buildings and urban spaces, incorporating key buildings along the way.
Be sure to get in early and sign up for a place, as these sought after free tours are strictly limited to 15 placecs each.
Listen closely – and rediscover another dimension to your city
A soundwalk is any excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. Wherever we go we will give our ears priority. Since we cannot close our ears, we cannot help hearing all sounds. Unless we listen with attention, there is a danger that some of the more delicate and quiet sounds may pass unnoticed by numbed ears. Among the many mechanized voices of our modern landscape these sounds may eventually disappear entirely. Listening with awareness provides a powerful technique for us to enhance, empower and discover a sense of place' even for the well educated ear.
Join the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology on a one hour soundwalk through key Melbourne buildings and celebrate a rediscovered connection to your City as part of OHM 2012.
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