About the Project
Almanac for a Walled City will take the form of an interactive soundwalk accessed through a bespoke geolocation app, the ambisonic piece aims to let people 'listen to a brighter future' as they walk along the 400-year old walls.
Surveying today's existing landscape, listeners will reflect on Derry's current place in ecological history, while contemplating how the city might sound and feel in 400 years as it is shaped by our ever-changing weather.
Taking inspiration from the importance of almanacs and weather forecasting in Irish history, artist Christopher Steenson will work with Nerve Centre on an intergenerational engagement project designed to collect the thoughts, predictions and innovative climate solutions of Derry's citizens.
These sonic documents will be collaged and reconfigured to form a spatial sound composition that will weave an aural almanac that forecasts a brighter future for Derry.
Meet Christopher Steenson
Christopher Steenson is an artist based between the north and south of Ireland. With a background in psychology and the sonic environment, his work uses sound, analogue photography, writing and digital media to forge ways of ‘listening to the future’.
Funders and Partners
This project is supported by the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.