Un-Earthed Festival Soundwalks

Un-Earthed Festival Soundwalks

CRiSAP is pleased to present this Un-Earthed Festival soundwalk series with artists and researchers Katrinem and Peter Cusack, as live walks with the artists in May 2022 and as self-guided walks via maps and documentation after the event.

Un-Earthed, a festival of listening and environment, is a critical celebration of our relationships with the environments that we share with other people and other species.

Katrinem: Path of Awareness _Elephant and Castle

A paved floor wtih two people walking and an overlayed map

19 May 2022, 2pm / 7pm
Starting at London College of Communication
*This event has passed * (Book here (Free, limited availability))

Katrinem led two guided walking and listening performances in May along the 'Path of Awareness_Elephant and Castle'. The map is now available for download to enable sound walkers to experience the walk after the event.


The format of 'Path of Awareness_Elephant and Castle' explores an individual’s personal experience of space through walking, particularly the interplay between sound event (footsteps) and surrounding architecture, influenced by the constantly changing interactions in the environment.
A route will be created around the college of communication that offers numerous opportunities to engage with the city’s dynamics. Walking itself, the sonic character of footwear, the walkability of this urban habitat, as well as its architectural and atmospheric qualities are all major features of this soundwalk. My soundful shoes become instruments, soloists in the space, creating a dialogue with the surroundings and situating us sonically in the places we walk.'


Duration: 1 hour
Start / End: London College of Communication
To participate, please book (*this event has now passed*) or download the map above for a self-led walk.
Participants were advised to wear soft soled shoes, while those on a self-led walk should wear 'clacking' shoes if possible. Pease travel as light as possible.

About katrinem

katrinem, born 1969 in Augsburg, lives and works in Linz (A) and Berlin (D).

The examination of sound and space has long been an integral part of katrinem’s artistic work.

Comprehensive training in classical music (violin/viola) with constant performance practice (orchestra, ensemble) formed the broad early foundation that led to a specialization in spatial performances and new performance practices.
Gaits, walking rhythms and their imprints on public space were subject areas already being explored in her master’s degree in composition.

For over 12 years, katrinem has been investigating in her artistic research the walkability of cities and its associated spatial perception.
Two aspects of her current artistic research and process are emphasized: Observing a site (Platzstudien) and personally experiencing space while walking (SchuhzuGehör_path of awareness). For the project GANGARTEN (go your gait! part_6), katrinem received a grant from Linz Export and with gaits in albufeira (go your gait! part_13) was prizewinner of the competition, Europe – a sound panorama.

katrinem is continually broadening, challenging and refining her individual approaches to the subject of sound and space through exchange and collaborations with artists and researchers. Of particular mention are:
Sam Auinger, Elena Biserna, Gernot Böhme, Elen Flügge, Annea Lockwood, Bruce Odland, Holger Schulze, Penelope Wehrli u.a.


Peter Cusack: The Blackfriars Soundwalk

The river thames with bridge stretching over

20 May 2022, 11.30am / 3.30pm
Meeting at Blackfriars Bridge
*This event has passed *  (Book here (Free, limited availability))

Peter Cusack led two 'Blackfriars Soundwalks' in May, exploring the soundscapes and sonic places either side of the River Thames between Blackfriars and Southwark bridges. The map is now available for download to enable sound walkers to experience the walk after the event.

The route takes in the sounds of the river itself, those of the surrounding city, the Tate Modern area, the singing Millennium bridge, the bells of St Paul’s Cathedral, clattering railways, buskers and the shear variety of sound to be heard at the time. It is a part of London full of historic alleys, hidden spaces, unexpected beaches under bridges (depending on tides) as well as busy traffic streets, pedestrian areas and the latest corporate architectural developments. The walk seeks to draw some of the complex audible connections between the river, the area’s physical geography, its history and how people use and relate to the locality today.



Durations: 1 hour
Start / End: Blackfriars bridge, meeting at the mid-point on the east side pavement.
To participate, please book (*this event has now passed*) or download the map above for a self-led walk.

About Peter Cusack

CRiSAP researcher Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and researcher with a long interest in the sound environment. Projects include community arts, researches into sound and our sense of place and documentary recordings in areas of special sonic interest (Lake Baikal, Siberia). His project Sounds From Dangerous Places explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage - Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. This project continues and is currently researching the regeneration of the North Aral Sea, Kazakhstan. He describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism.

He initiated the Favourite Sound Project in London 1998. It aims to discover what people find positive about their everyday sound environment and has since been carried out in Beijing, Berlin, Manchester, Southend-on-Sea, Prague, Birmingham and Taranto. He co-produced the environmental sound program Vermilion Sounds for ResonanceFM, London and was a research fellow on the multidisciplinary ‘Positive Soundscapes Project’ 2006/9.

During 2011/12 he was a DAAD artist in residence in Berlin, where he worked on the collaborative project Berlin Sonic Spaces that explored the relationship between soundscape and city development.

He has had a long-term interest in improvised music, usually on guitar. CDs include Where is the Green Parrot? (ReR PC1); Your Favourite London Sounds (Resonance); A Host of Golden Daffodils (Platelunch) with Nic Collins; Operet (Rere121) with Viv Corringham; Day For Night (Paradigm) with Max Eastley; Baikal Ice (ReR PC2); Favourite Beijing Sounds (KwanYin 022); Sound from Dangerous Places (ReR PC3&4); Favourite Berlin Sounds (ReR PC5).