This soundwalk is part of Jacek Smolicki's international postdoctoral research. Funded by the Swedish Research Agency and anchored at the
Department of Culture and Society at Linköping University in Sweden, this artistic research project explores the history, present and future of soundwalking and
field recording practices in the context of arts, environmental humanities, and philosophy of technology.The project was developed during Smolicki's research visit to the Sonic Research Studio at the Simon Fraser University's School of Communication, in spring and summer 2020.
Script, field recordings, soundscape compositions, design, production, editing and photography by Jacek Smolicki.
Barry Truax (Simon Fraser University), Candace Campo xets'emits'a (Talaysay Tours), Hildegard Westerkamp, Giorgio Magnanensi and Heather McDermid (New Music Vancouver), Coey Lunn (Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC), Brett Ascarelli (Consulting editor and narrator), Alejandro Frid (Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, University of Victoria), among multiple intertidal actors and critters encountered on the shores in and around Vancouver.
Background Literature and References:
Adam, Barbara, 1998, Timescapes of Modernity: The Environment and Invisible Hazards, New York, NY: Routledge
Barlow, Peter. 2012. The primal integrated realm and the derived interactive realm in relation to biosemiosis, and their link with the ideas of J.W. von Goethe, Communicative and Integral Biology. 2012 Sep 1; 5(5): pp. 434-439.
Barman, Jean 2007, Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point, British Columbia, Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing
Couture, Selena 2020, Against the Current and Into the Light. Performing History and Land in Coast Salish Territories and Vancouver's Stanley Park, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press
Daughtry, J., Martin, Acoustic Palimpsests and the Politics of Listening 2013, Music and Politics, Vol. VII, Issue 1 Kheraj, Sean 2013, Inventing Stanley Park, An Environmental History, Vancouver, BC: UBC Press
Lefebvre, Henri. 2004. Rhythmanalysis. Space, Time and Everyday Life, New York: Continuum
Robinson, Dylan. 2020. Hungry Listening. Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies, Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota University Press,
Wale, Matthew. 2019.From DNA to Ecological Performance: Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on a Reef-building Mussel, Science of The Total Environment Volume 689, 1 November 2019, pp. 126-132
Westerkamp, Hildegard. 2019. Disruptive Nature of Listening: Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow, in Sound, Media, Ecology, Milena Droumeva, Randolph Jordan (Eds.), Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture, Southhampton, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
https://www.cruisin.me/cruise-port-tracker/canada/vancouver-british-columbia/ https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-trees-that-sail-to-sea/ https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/killers-j-pod-on-the-brink/
Additional sound material sources:
World Soundscape Project Database, Tape Library, Vancouver/BC Collection, Reel 69, Fraser River Shoreline Tour, March 21, 1973, Chainsaw, 0'15"
World Soundscape Project Database, Tape Library, Vancouver/BC Collection, Reel 30, Downtown Vancouver and Deer Lake, February 14, 1973, Stock Exchange on Trading Floor, 15'30" World Soundscape Project Database, Tape Library, Canada Collection, Reel 91 [DAT C40] Lumber Mill, Ambience from the Distance, 5'55"
Samples of woodwind instruments come from an open access repository of instruments samples recorded by Philharmonia, a London-based orchestra. Source: https://philharmonia.co.uk