A soundwalk is a walk that leads people past interesting sounds, with places to pause in order to listen to specific things. A soundwalk gives us a chance to focus on our environment, to hear things we may have never noticed, to take a step back from mainly navigating this world with our eyes. Leonie will determine a fixed route that offers contrasting aural experiences. A visual artist from the festival will be assigned to accompany her and will create a map of the walk.
Leonie Roessler received a Bachelor Degree in Composition along with a Minor in Dance Performance at California State University Northridge in 2010. She moved to the Netherlands and earned her Masters Degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013. She then completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology, where she focused on Field Recording and the Spatialization of Sound. In 2016, she finished the fourth and last year of the Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2016 alone, her works have been performed in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and the United States, and broadcast on radio stations in various countries, and her field recording soundscapes were chosen as winning entries of the Forum Wallis Ars Electronica Competition, as well as the GRIT Collaborative Competition. She is active as a performer, composer, and sound artist, and teacher in various countries and places near and far.
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