A Walk in the Park
This soundwalk in the Belfast’s Botanic Gardens explores human relationship to wildlife in this close urban setting through sound and performance.
Meeting Point: SARC Foyer
You will then be led to sound walk location Botanic Gardens, 5 minutes walk from SARC
The Botanic Gardens is a carefully tended busy green space near the centre of Belfast where people meet their friends, eat their lunch or walk the dog. It is also home to a variety of wildlife most notably birds.
Over the past 2 years Robert has been recording and studying the soundscape, particularly the birds and their behaviour here as well as several related sites around Ireland.
Combining contemporary eco-acoustic methods with traditional knowledge on biodiversity we explore the act of listening and how it can facilitate a deeper understanding of these non-human lives around us and crucially how our actions affect them today.