GUIDED SOUNDWALK _ Under The Maple Trees
"Under the Maple Trees" is a geolocational sound walk. It immerses the listeners into an imaginary posthumanist future where humans coexist strangely with other entities. The sound walk encourages empathy for the sentient beings among us and reveals the ability of all beings, including the unheard, to communicate. It is a part of the Translating Critters series. A variation of the walk was initially produced by Jazz Cerkno in 2024.

To take part in the sound walk, you will need to bering your phone and a set of headphones of your choice.

At NiANSA zone, you will receive a QR code access to the sound walk and a map that will guide you to the mysteries of the illegible voices.
You may walk independently whenever you wish across all 3 days of the gathering.

Guided sound walks with the artist will happen on
Sunday, 2 June 2024, at 14:00 & at 16:00.

Maximum number of participants per walk: 20 people 

Start point
: pin location

: 2.4 kilometres. The route mostly follows a forest path and partly a gravel road.

Average walking time

30 minutes, no elevation gain.

Slowed-down walking time for the sound walk
: 45–50 minutes.

Languages: Slovenian, English

Opening hours for independent sound walking: 24/7

beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is a sound artist and archivist. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes with analogue electronics, DIY modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental music and sound spatialisation. She was a member of the Theremidi Orchestra (2011–2015) and is currently a member of the Jata C group for bioacoustics and sound ecologies (2018–) and the Clockwork Voltage community for modular synthesis. She completed her Master of Sonology studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (2023).