Sound Drop

Audiowalk and Mobile radio art.

Sound Drop is an audio walk that was first presented in the multicultural Goutte d’Or area of Northern Paris for the 24 hour culture blitz, la Nuit Blanche in 2005.

Sound Drop features a series of commissioned audio works by artists who responded to the architecture, people and sounds of the area. Listeners hear the pieces through a museum audio guide headset. They proceed through the route in the order of their choosing and listen as the environmental background mixes in and out of the sonic visions of the artists.

Sound Drop has since been reshaped in various formats and integrated into a larger urban audiowalk project.

Here is Music Box by DinahBird.

It has been presented at the following events: Urban Strolls at the Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris – 2006), Sous La Plage Festival (Paris – 2006), Paris Quartier d’Eté Festival (2007),
Sibiu-Luxembourg European Capitals of Culture (2007), CitySonics (Mons 2008, Belgium).

As the location shifts the listener is invited to rediscover their town through the sounds and identity of another time, city and place.

This group work includes the following internationally renowned artists :
François-Eudes Chanfrault (Fr), Coti (GR), DinahBird (UK), Aki Onda (JP) Ottoanna (FR), Jean-Philippe Renoult (Fr), Joachim Montessuis (Fr), Gael Segalen (Fr), Zoe Irvine (Scotland)

Sound Drop 05 was curated by Jean-Philippe Renoult and is produced by the MU Collective.

fiche projet en français : Sound Drop F