Sonic Garden is an on-going project that started in 2014 in Amsterdam.

The project consists of public interventions that transform the urban space and architectural design into a series of sound walks and listening wanderings.

 

Investigating the acoustic quality of selected locations, the Sonic Garden Project is a poetic invitation to wander into the urban spaces and experiment with various modes of listening.

Through observing the relationship between public places and their sonic environment, each Sonic Garden takes a certain perspective and produces a set of concepts and ideas in which the listening experience is framed. The compositional aspects are centered on the listeners and the musicality of the environment.

By drawing attention to specific places, sounds and sound phenomena, and creating the corresponding walks, each garden is in itself an accompaniment to the listening experience of the audience. Here, the musical score becomes the spatial field where people come and stop, then listen, and compose music by themselves within the surrounding soundscape.