A key aspect of soundscape studies is the sensitisation of citizens to their acoustic surroundings and the educational imperative of assisting in the development of the individual’s listening skills. Soundwalks are an aspect of this, comprising periods of time when one listens with greater attention than usual to one’s sonic environment (i.e. soundscape). Soundwalkers may even let their ears determine the route of the walk. A soundwalker may at the same time be recording material for further use in Soundscape Composition.
See also:Acoustic Ecology, Soundscape Composition, Soundscape Studies