Pankow Soundwalks

Pankow Soundwalks

Peter Cusack, Udo Noll, Martyna Poznańska, katrinem and Sam Auinger created 5 different soundwalks in the Berlin district of Pankow to take place in April, May and June 2019.

The soundwalks are planned with the idea to listen while walking. Different streets and neighbourhoods have different sonic characters; individual buildings or places, such as industrial or park areas, have very specific acoustic qualities. Pankow ranges from Berlin’s centre to the city edge. It contains residential areas, shopping streets, large green spaces, different communities, many types of architecture old and new, the river Panke and is crossed by railways, busy roads and flight paths to Tegel airport. It has a rich and varied soundscape.

You were invited to join the artists on the walks and explore Pankow’s unique sonic worlds. What is heard was discussed en route and afterwards. Some walks were intended for small groups so were repeated on several occasions.

The project was initiated by Peter Cusack and made possible with the friendly support of Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin.


Walk # 1 – Peter Cusack

City Neighbourhoods and Communities
Stadt-Nachbarschaften und Gemeinschaften

Walk # 2 – Udo Noll

Berlin Buch – City Peripheral Areas
Berlin Buch – StadtRandGebiete

Walk # 3 – Martyna Poznańska

Listening As a Bodily Experience
Zuhören als körperliche Erfahrung

Walk # 4 – katrinem

Path of Awareness – my neighbourhood
Path of Awareness – mein kiez

Walk # 5 – Sam Auinger

The Breathing City
Das Atmen der Stadt


Read about each soundwalk on the Pankow Soundwalk website

a pathway in a park with woods alongside it. Overlaid text reads "5 Pankow Soundwalks"
grey scale map with a red wiggly line through it

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