Listen to interviews with Soundwalk.com founder, Stephan Crasneanski, produced by Sound@ member, Josephine Holtzman.
“Soundwalking” was a term first coined by World Soundscape Project founder, R. Murray Schafer, in Vancouver in the 1970s. While Soundwalks began as a means of soundscape studies, contemporary soundwalks have evolved into an art practice. Soundwalk.com was at the forefront of this new experimentation with soundwalking as narrative tool, informed by the soundwalks of sound artist, Janet Cardiff. The founder, Stephan Crasneanski, creates narrative audio walks described as a combination of Baudelairian stroll and cinematic experience. He describes these hour-long, audio tours as “sound movies” which navigate “uncharted” routes through neighborhoods that combine fiction, oral history, music and movement to reveal the character and history of neighborhoods around the world.
Stephan speaks about his award-winning Sonic Memorial Soundwalk around the site of Ground Zero and narrated by Paul Auster.