Tracks is a new app designed for audiowalks. Offering a growing collection of soundwalks and many functionalities, Tracks connects anyone with a smartphone to the work of sound artists to be discovered in the most immediate way. Tracks is released in 2023.
Tracks gives you the possibility of finding soundwalks close to you or using various keywords, downloading or streaming them, orientating yourself on the interactive map which also triggers the programmed soundtracks if the artist chooses to, leaving feedback to the creators and sharing with others.
Audiowalks are guided walks thoughtfully combined with the sensory attention of listening. They offer stories, music, sound experiments, and all kinds of sensory information you might otherwise miss. Sight, scent, and feeling are present, but sounds take the lead. This modulates one’s usual sense of body and consciousness, promoting a new understanding of the environment. With every step, hear the artist play with sound, experiment with composition, and lead you to new perceptions. Think of a film, where sound and image are strongly linked and controlled by the artist. In audiowalks, the ‘point of view’ becomes the ‘point of hearing’.
Tracks is a further development of Soundtrackcity, the app for audiowalks that Roeland Landegent first developed for Soundtrackcity in 2013. In the summer of 2020, Jubilee artist Justin Bennett initiated a collaboration with Soundtrackcity, leading to the idea of creating a new app that unites the audiowalks produced by art organisations in Belgium and Amsterdam: Jubilee, Beursschouwburg, BNA-BBOT, Overtoon, Q-O2, and Soundtrackcity. Together, they curate Tracks – an app for audiowalks.
Designed by Michiel Uilen
Developed with the kind support of Visit.Brussels