About Walking – Echo Eco Echo: Andrew McMillan
Join us on a guided audiophonic walk with the artist Andrew McMillan. Listen anytime by downloading audio files and a map at aboutwalking.nz
Sound artist Andrew McMillan invites you to join him on a guided version of the audiophonic walk Echo Eco Eco, launched in March 2020. Bring your headphones and an audio device to stream the music.
McMillan has composed an answer to the question what sound happens just out of sight, just out of earshot, just before we arrive and right after we’ve left? Using environmental sensors and field recordings he has created an audiophonic walk for the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview shared pathway. The composition augments the audible environment listeners are walking through with sonification – sounds based on environmental data gathered at each site – and field recordings gathered from easily seen and hidden spaces along the path. The result McMillan hopes for is that walkers will gain a heightened awareness of the local environment by undertaking a sensory journey. One that opens up and extends the aural experience and sound memories of our environment.
Since March 2020 people have been invited to download the composition for a walk onto their preferred listening device and, headphones on, journey along the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview Shared pathway.
Participants are also invited to contribute their recordings of this walkway to future compositions by uploading the file and recording details here
Echo Eco Echo has been created in collaboration with Len McMullen and Ro GR-G
Improviser, composer, and sound artist Andrew McMillan creates immersive audio experiences, live performances and soundscapes for theatre, film and television. He is a leading figure in the New Zealand improvised music scene, helping found Vitamin S, the Auckland based improvisation community, and playing an integral role in starting ‘Shameless Crowd Pleaser’, an interdisciplinary troupe of improvisors who explore interaction between their disciplines.
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