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Sound Walk September Awards 2024

Posted: January 11, 2024

The Sound Walk September (SWS) Awards celebrate the skills of those composing audio, listening, and sound walks. Winners get awarded with cash prizes of up to 1000 euros.

sound walk, or walking piece, is any walk that focuses on listening to the environment, with, or without, use of technology, or adds to the experience through the use of sound or voice. This can include a scripted or choreographed score or work that has additional audio elements.

The SWS Awards are open to everyone; creatives, artists, sound artists, musicians, poets, architects, performers, designers, anthropologists, writers, health and wellness professionals, cultural and social professionals, educators, teachers, students, and those interested to explore the impact and possibilities of sound walking.

Any sound walk submitted to the walk · listen · create website, is eligible. From the SWS24 Awards onwards, pieces have to be created in the current, or previous year. So, for SWS24, pieces created in 2023 and 2024 are eligible.

Work can include a variety of formats, approaches, and subjects, from a wide range of creative disciplines, including arts, heritage and history, health and wellbeing, social practices, journalism, performance, literature and theatre, ecology, tourism, and more.

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