Sound walking with John Wynne and my sound arts class;
This was my first proper sound walk, even know I’m a generally a regular walker. We met outside the station, then our tutor John told us there’s a surprise to our sound walk. We were put into pairs, one of the pair would wear a blindfold whilst the other had ear plugs. The pair with the ear plugs, would guide the person with the blindfold. As I was blindfolded at first, I instantly lowed my head. My hearing became more aware for the sounds around me, almost immediately.
As we’re crossing roads, I hear a cyclist zoom by my right ear to the left side. I flinched and grip my partner as it was unexpected noise of a rattling chain. I can tell we’re going through a narrow path, as I hear voices coming through multiple times in to my head and the ground is like a downwards slope. Having your sight, makes you recognise noise. So to imagine not having my vision.. Is a bit of a frightening thought. We reach a reverberate place, which I later founded out that it was a tunnel. I hear voices coming from afar and gradually they get closer, increasing in volume. My footsteps are hard and short as I go through the tunnel, echoing as we come to the end of the tunnel.