HildegardWesterkamp  
 
Country:   Canada
URL:   http://www.sfu.ca/~westerka/
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Acoustic_Ecology
Natural_World
Soundscape
Acousmatics
Multichannel
Radio
Mapping
Female_Function
Activist_Function
Space
Film
The_Voice
Academic_Function
Insitutional_Model
Public_Model
High_Culture_Model
Soundwalk
2006_Background_Noise(LaBelle)
Forest
2007_Sound_Art(Licht)
Community
Poetry
I want to find the 'voices' of a place or situation, voices that can speak most powerfully about a place / situation and about our experience in and with it. I consider myself an ecologist of sound. Composer of soundscapes, soundwalks, film soundtracks, and radio art, Hildegard Westerkamp is one of the most widely known champions of acoustic ecology. She is especially known for developing the soundwalk as an artform, as Andra McCartney describes it, "based on listening to the sounds of a place, and using electronic means to subtly highlight the voices of that place, drawing attention to its sonic specificities and musicalities."Her music has been commissioned by CBC Radio, Canada Pavilion at Expo '86, Ars Electronica (Linz), Osterreichischer Rundfunk ... She received Honorable Mentions in competitions such as Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), Prix Italia, and the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges (France), as well as a Recommendation for Broadcast from the International Music Council's 4th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music ... Her articles have been published in Radio Rethink, Kunstforum, Musicworks ... A founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Westerkamp has been a researcher for R. Murray Schafer's World Soundscape Project, and she has taught acoustic communication at Simon Fraser University.Based in Vancouver, Westerkamp travels widely, conducting soundscape workshops throughout the world.
28 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Whisper Study Tape Composition Simon Fraser University 1975 Canada Edit
Lighthouse Park Soundwalk Soundwalk for Radio Vancouver Co-operative Radio 1977 Canada Edit
Soundwalking Broadcast Co-operative Radio 1978 Canada Edit
Fantasie for Horns II Composition Transformations CD 1996 1979 Canada Edit
Cordillera A composed environment for four-channel tape Western Front Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, for itsNew Wilderness Festivalin the Spring of 1980. 1980 Canada Edit
Under the Flightpath Sound Document kunstradio.at 1981 Canada Edit
A Walk Through the City Composition Transformations CD 1996 1981 Canada Edit
Streetmusic Tape Composition 1982 Canada Edit
His Masters Voice Electroacoustic Composition 1985 Canada Edit
Harbour Symphony Soundscape Composition - 1986 Canada Edit
Cricket Voice Soundwork - 1987 Canada Edit
convergence radio - - 1989 Canada Edit
Kits Beach Soundwalk Composition Transformations CD 1996 1989 Canada Edit
Breathing Room Composition - 1991 Canada Edit
From the India Sound Journal Composition - 1993 Canada Edit
Transformations CD Empreintes DIGIALes 1996 Canada Edit
Nada-an Experience in Sound - New Delhi, sponsored by the New Delhi Goethe Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan) and the Indira Ghandi National Centre for the Arts. 1998 India Edit
Attending to Sacred Matters - - 2000 Canada Edit
Soniferous Garden Sound Installation CCNOA 2000 Belgium Edit
Garden of the Sonic Labyrinth Acousmatic Outdoor Performance SOUND TRAVELS,Toronto 2000 Canada Edit
Talking Rain Acousmatic Composition SOUND TRAVELS,Toronto 2000 Canada Edit
Beneath the Forest Floor Tape Composition Between Sound and Vision, Gallery 400 2001 USA Edit
Into the Labyrinth Acousmatic Composition SOUND TRAVELS,Toronto 2001 Canada Edit
Breaking News - - 2002 Canada Edit
At the Edge of Wilderness Sound-slide installation Hearing Place, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2003 Australia Edit
Für Dich-For You Tape Composition 2005 Germany Edit
Liebes-Lied/Love Song Tape Composition Open Ears Festival 2005 Canada Edit
MotherVoiceTalk Tape Composition Vancouver New Music 2008 Canada Edit