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date: 27 January 2021

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This chapter discusses the concept of soundwalking and its distinction from other kinds of mobile listening and field recording practices. It discusses how soundwalks take the everyday action of walking, and everyday sounds, and bring the attention of the audience to these often ignored events, practices, and processes. It discusses the history of soundwalking in relation to walking, listening and recording practices; evaluates the value of soundwalking as a method of research creation; and describes some of its contemporary variations, including shadow walks, electrical walks, blind walks, audio walks, tourist walks, and listening walks.

Keywords: soundwalking, mobile listening, field recording practices, research creation, shadow walks, electrical walks, blind walks, audio walks, tourist walks, listening walks

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