Soundwalk/Crossing the Line
Fiction & Non-Fiction

Saturday, September 17, 2011 onwards

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Soundwalk Collective, the New York-based group of sound artists, collaborates with Crossing the Line to produce a audio-guided walk along Museum Mile.

The audio-guide is available for free download at soundwalk.com/crossingtheline. Please download the file onto your MP3 player/smartphone at home before heading to Museum Mile.

The audio recording features commissioned anecdotes, inspired by a building, object, or place in the neighborhood, and written by French writers Olivier Cadiot, Philippe Claudel, and Camille Laurens, and New York-based authors Teju Cole and John Giorno.

The walk takes listeners, using their MP3 players or smartphones, into the authors’ worlds and on a journey—real or imagined—to the source of each writer’s inspiration. The spoken texts are supported by original music and sound design created by Soundwalk.

“Soundwalk...like movies you can stroll through.”
TIME Magazine

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.

 

Museum Mile
Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 90th Street

Audio available in
an English version
and an English & French version

Bring MP3 player or smartphone and headphones

Soundwalk is ongoing and can take place every Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun, from 11am–5:30pm

The soundwalk takes approximately 90 minutes to complete

 

Co-curated by Gérard Cherqui
Funded by Etant donnés, the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a Program of FACE,
and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD)
Image © Teju Cole

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