TRACKS launch in Brussels
Audio walk from Kiosk Radio to Beursschouwburg, where the new smartphone app Tracks is presented to the public
Kiosk Radio & Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Audiowalks offer stories, music, sound experiments, or all kinds of other sensory information that artists and musicians compose for you. With the new app Tracks, discover a variety of sound artists and musicians and the walks they create – seamlessly with your smartphone.
On 23 June, we will present Tracks to the public in Brussels. Listening to a special audiowalk while walking from Kiosk Radio (16h) to Beursschouwburg, this launch event features an immersive audiowalking experience as well as a presentation in Beursschouwburg’s Zilveren Zaal (17h).
Offering a growing collection of audiowalks and many functionalities, Tracks connects anyone with a smartphone to the work of sound artists and musicians to be discovered in the most immediate way.
Search on the map, by name or by keyword to find a ‘track’. Move to the starting point and let the autoplay option use the GPS function of your phone to trigger the walk – or opt for listening without autoplay and start when and where you want.
Audiowalks are guided walks thoughtfully combined with the sensory attention of listening. While walking with headphones on, the sight, scent, and feeling of your surroundings are present, but sounds take the lead. This modulates your usual sense of body and consciousness, promoting a new understanding of the environment. With every step, hear the artist play with sound, experiment with composition, and lead you to new perceptions. Think of a film, where sound and image are strongly linked and controlled by the artist. In audiowalks, the ‘point of view’ becomes the ‘point of hearing’.
Sound artist and Jubilee member Justin Bennett initiated a collaboration with Soundtrackcity, which led to the idea of an app that unites the audiowalks produced by art organisations in Brussels and The Netherlands: Beursschouwburg, BNA-BBOT, Jubilee, Overtoon, Q-O2, and Soundtrackcity. Together, they curate Tracks. Put on your headphones and get walking!
Come prepared: download Tracks on your smartphone and bring headphones.
16h: Kiosk Radio
17h: Beursschouwburg (Zilveren Zaal)
Rue Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28
17:30h: drinks on the rooftop terrace
Designed by Michiel Uilen
Developed with the kind support of Visit.Brussels, Gemeente Amsterdam, Soundtrackcity