Kits Beach Soundwalk

Hildegard Westerkamp
1989 • Canada • 10’

“About ten years ago I produced and hosted a program on Vancouver Co-operative Radio called Soundwalking, in which I took the listener to different locations in and around the city and explored them acoustically. Kits Beach Soundwalk is a compositional extension of this original idea. The recording on which this piece is based was made on a calm winter morning, when the quiet lapping of the water and the tiny sounds of barnacles feeding were audible before an acoustic backdrop of the throbbing city. We explore the world of high frequencies, inner space and dreams.”
Hildegard Westerkamp

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