Earwalk is a workshop to take a walk together through nature or city centre, while listening to the sound of the place and answering questions on worksheets.
We share where your group walked around, what you thought, and what you put on your worksheet, while showing what you recorded during outdoor listening. There might be something new for you when you walk around with a different point of view and knowing how others listen to sound.
Let's set out for a little journey to "listen" to the scenery.
There is no upcoming workshop / lecture. Feel free to send me your request.
What You Do
About the workshop
About worksheets & notes
About recording & taking videos
Outdoor Listening (everyone together)
Before going for a walk, listen to the soundscape of a particular place and make a time to answer the questions on your worksheet. The questions are:
Is there any change or anything in common with the previous place?
Is there any change when you close your eyes?
How would you explain the soundscape?
How would you describe the soundscape as a drawing?
Moving sound / Stopping sound
Natural sound / Artificial sound
The closest sound / The farthest sound
The loudest sound / The quietest sound
A sound unique to here
A sound unique to this country
The most impressive sound
Which sound do you need / not?
Which sound do you want to leave / remove?
Your favorite sound /
Single sound / Continuous sound
Guess sound in the past / in the future
Outdoor Listening (individual)
Set out for listening freely with your group. During the experience, you need to stop twice to listen and answer the questions above.
Share what you wrote on your worksheet
Share what you felt, thought
Who it is For
Anyone above 4 years old. For example:
those who always use headphones to listen to music
those who want to explore the area in terms of "sound"
What it is For
This workshop itself has no purpose. Take care of what you think and feel during the workshop.
What to Bring
Camera (if possible)
Recorder (if possible)
1 You are going to walk outdoors for hours. Please refrain from joining the workshop if you don't feel well. Make sure you wear warm enough in winter or protect yourself against heatstroke in summer.
2 Never approach any dangerous place such as keep off areas or cliffs. Always be cautious about the situation around you rather than being absorbed in listening to sound or filling in worksheets. Your safety first.
3 Please note that I am not liable for any accident or loss during the workshop.
Very interesting. Gave me an opportunity to "view" the sound you don't recognize that you hear. Eye sight and ear "sight" are very different. The former keep you from seeing the latter.
— 1 Apr 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands
— 2017/4/1 ユトレヒト（オランダ）
— 9 Apr 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands
— 2017/4/9 ユトレヒト（オランダ）
I Can Organise It For You
I accept offers from anywhere in the world as far as I can handle my schedule and fee. It's also possible to alter the contents for special occasions such as educational or therapy programs. Check out the following requirement and feel free to ask me.
English / Japanese
(no interpreter needed)
(Can be shortened or split)
4 - 20 people
4 years old and over
AC (mid summer or winter, depending on climate)
* These don't always have to be separated.
Rough standard (EUR): €90* or higher
Rough standard (JPY): ¥9,000* or higher
* With participants below 10 and a staff, on "pay what you want" basis above the fee. Could be higher depending on venue fees and travel expenses to the venue.
Credit / Debit Card
The following credit or debit cards are accepted:
From Europe iDEAL, Sofort or IBAN
From Japan Transfer to Japanese bank account
Anyone can organise, modify this lecture/workshop as long as you specify that the deviser is Kazune Koyama. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. This workshop is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.