After Phonorama in the Papegaaiwijk in Ghent earlier, we now move to Bruges! As part of the AMOK festival, art centre KAAP and aifoon wonder how people listen to life in the city of Bruges.
How do you listen to your neighbourhood?
Everyone who lives, works, lives and moves around in Bruges can join us on a "sound hunt". The course and result of the trajectory is not fixed in advance, but depends on the input of local residents and everyone who wants to open up their ears in the neighbourhood.
Send us your recordings
We let you discover the neighborhood in a surprising way. With headphones on your ears and a recorder in your hands, you are ready to go. Let yourself be guided by what you hear and be surprised by the poetry of the sounds that surround us. Suddenly you listen to the city in more detail and you notice how city dwellers are also living together in an auditory way.
Go out in the city and record sounds with a recorder or just with your smartphone.
- Don't have an app to make sound recordings? Download the ASR Voice Recorder app.
- At the start of your recording, say a few things: the date, your name, the address of the place where you are going to make the recording and a description of the sound you are going to record.
- Keep recording and record the sound in the same take
- Send your recordings to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a sound walk through Bruges
A sound walk is a listening walk where you explore the surroundings blindfolded. Go out with a partner and experience the sound composition of the city with amplified senses. Or join one of our guided sound walks.
Sat 25/07 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Departure at the garden of the Guido Gezelle House
Sat 29/08 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Departure to the Republic
Sat 26/09 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Departure to the Republic
Sat 14/11 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Departure to the Republic
The walks are free, but we do ask you to register in advance via email@example.com. More info at kaap.be.
Make your own soundtrack of the city
We put the sounds of Bruges in our Citymixer! Get your DJ skills upstairs and make your own soundtrack of the city.
During 2020, we will organise a few feedback moments with the neighbourhood. At the end of the process, we make a selection of sounds that we keep in a time capsule for a period of 20 years.