Articles tagged with: noTours
This Precolombian soundwalk is a prototype that combines a geolocated soundscape with a paper map. An original idea by Fred Adam and Verónica Perales from ubik2.com and a collaboration for the spatialization in the public space of the contents of Madrid’s Museum of America. The development is based on NoTours with some interesting new additions such as a compass indicating the route to the starting point of the soundwalk.
The soundwalk suggest you to follow the sounds of different musical instruments that have resonated throughout the Andean Region for over two …
In the context of Música en Branco, a urban intervention project to investigate, document and enhance the aural and musical heritage of the neighbourhood of Agra de Orzán in Coruña, Spain, noTours team has organised a series of small workshops in collaboration with Teresa Méndez García, a music teacher of the local secondary school, that aim to research transgenerational narratives in the neighbourhood.
This series of workshops started with an invitation to second and third grade students to create geolocated narratives based on different memories of their older relatives about the …
During the last two weeks, Horacio González from noTours team has been participating as a collaborator in Artropocode 2013, sharing noTours experience with the artists in residence and the participants.
As a result of a previous noTours collaboration with Helen Torres in 2011, one of Artropocode’s selected teams, “Emocorporeishon, Hacking de códigos emocionais” by Helen Torres and Lucre Masson, proposed the usage of a soundwalk to construct a non graphic emotional cartography of the event. Helen first soundwalk, “Serendipia”, was a very complex geolocated narrative for the civil cemetery of Ceares …
Our workshops are the perfect meeting point for preparing the contents of a noTours soundwalk. Local people bring us to the actual sonorous situation of a place while giving us the necessary clues for finding soundmarks and important sounds.
In Tallin our workshop was organized by the National Contemporany Art Museum KUMU in collaboration with the Art Academy of Tallinn. Our students were mainly undergraduate Bachelors and some teachers of the Music Academy and the Faculty of Humanities (Anthropology).
A video explainig the noTours experience. A beautiful way of saying… this is cool!
Video recorded during our workshop in Tallinn, Estonia, in January 2011.
noTours has produced a new augmented soundwalk in the context of the exhibition Gateways (opening in May 2011 at KUMU).
If you want to see the video…
“To come down to my own experience, my companion and I, for I sometimes have a companion, take pleasure in fancying ourselves knights of a new, or rather an old, order–not Equestrians or Chevaliers, not Ritters or Riders, but Walkers, a still more ancient and honorable class, I trust. The Chivalric and heroic spirit which once belonged to the Rider seems now to reside in, or perchance to have subsided into, the Walker–not the Knight, but Walker, Errant. He is a sort of fourth estate, outside of Church and State and People.”
Henry D. Thoreau, The Art of Walking, 1841.