Corringham, Viv


Urban Song Paths: place resounding

Organised Sound: Vol. 11, No. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 27-35.


Language(s): English


Soundwalk Soundscape Studies Environmental Sound Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


The project Urban Song Paths took a traditional musical form, the Kaluli song path from Papua, New Guinea, and translated it for a contemporary urban situation. The Two Rivers Project explored a classic song path subject, the route of a waterway, in terms of two London rivers. A sense of place, the journey and the importance of the human voice were transferred from the Kaluli song path tradition into The Two Rivers Project, but other factors were necessary to create a truly urban song path form. Notions of dislocation, true and false memory, the changing functions of place and the unconscious effects of city zones were addressed by this work.

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Corringham, Viv (2003). Vocal Strolls: Voicing the Soundscape