For more than 30 years, Portland’s Third Angle Music has played outside the lines of the expected with the creation of dynamic musical performances and multi-disciplinary collaborations that defy the boundaries of the traditional concert hall and reflect the spirit and vitality of the community.
Soundwalks started in the 1970s as a way of focusing on the sounds of the urban landscape and the effect they have on people.
R. Murray Schafer, the Canadian composer who led the movement has said, “If you listen carefully, your life is enhanced. It’s the same as looking carefully.”
A collection of collaborative “ear-cleansing” soundwalks offers the community a soundtrack for their next stroll through a Portland park.
On the 15th of each month a new composition from a local composer will be available online. Sonic Sedimentation by Yuan-Chen Li is currently available.
The group reminds listeners that “parks can sometimes be heavily trafficked public spaces” and cautions to “please be aware of your surroundings during the walks.”
Visit thirdangle.org/soundwalks for more.