Calling all Flâneurs!

30 May

I’ve just uploaded one of the pieces that I wrote as part of the Three Cities Project to a new website.  I’m looking for volunteers to download it to their mp3 players and then go for a walk somewhere (anywhere) with it playing through headphones.  The original recording was made in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg earlier this year.  You may want to visit a local gallery or museum…or you might just take a walk down a nearby street – it really doesn’t matter.

What I’d then like is a short email with the following:
Where you walked
When (including time of day)
A few words about the experience – any observations?
If you happen to take any photographs along the way, that would be hugely appreciated – but not essential.


Emails shoud be sent to


With your permission I’d then put a short post on the site with a map of the area that you visited and your responses.  I’m in the process of adding more material to the site.  At the moment there are some pictures, a short description and a video.  The piece is going to be included in my PhD folio and this exercise is a kind of research into how people respond to relocated sound via headphones.


The track itself is 13 minutes in total and can be downloaded from here:


Many thanks in advance!

2 Responses to “Calling all Flâneurs!”

  1. urbanculturalstudies May 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Reblogged this on urbanculturalstudies.

  2. sunnystalterpace June 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Reblogged this on AU City Cultures and commented:
    For those of you who are interested in contemporary flanerie, this sounds like a neat project!

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