2018 Walks

Sound Sculptures: Guided Listening Walks

Workshop of John Nost the Elder Equestrian Statue of King George I, 1717-22 Bronze, ht 290 cm The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (No. 37.14) Credit: John Lucy


Monday 12 March, Wednesday 14 March & Friday 16 March


12.30 – 13.30. Please arrive 5 minutes early.


Walks start from Old Joe Clock Tower, Chancellor’s Court, University of Birmingham.


Free, booking recommended.

Sound artists, Emma Margetson and Nikki Sheth, combine field recordings with processed sounds to create distinctive soundscapes for sculptures across the University of Birmingham campus.

Each soundscape is influenced by the characteristics and physical properties of the sculptures and serve as a stop-start portal between natural and abstract sound-worlds.

Join Emma and Nikki as they lead guided listening walks through their sound sculpture trail across campus. To take part, you’ll need a smartphone or MP3 player and headphones. You can stream or download the sculpted sounds at: www.soundcloud.com/sound-sculptures-2018 or download the app, SOUNDwalker from the app store.

Please note, the works will be uploaded to SoundCloud shortly before the event.

Presented by the Department of Music.