audio tours

our self-guided audio tours connect listeners to hidden sounds in the environment, bring historical soundscapes to life and explore our relationship with people, places and buildings.

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Harris Gardens Tour

 

May 2022

Saunter around Reading University’s Harris Gardens in the company of Head Gardener Luke and his assistant Betsy. Accompanied by sounds from the garden recorded by local primary pupils at Redlands, Alfred Sutton and Newtown schools and music performed by the plants themselves, the tour brings to life some of the amazing flora found in this beautiful garden. A GPS triggered trail using the Your Tour app.

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Stop 7 - Dead WoodLocal Schools
00:00 / 01:07
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A Reading of London Street

 

September 2021

An audio-guided soundwalk commissioned by Historic England that guides the listener through Reading's historic London Street. The sound walk combines music, audio drama and outdoor museum spaces. At its heart is London Street’s community, and its narrative is interwoven throughout the piece. Listeners will be taken on a dream-like journey through time.

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audio blackspots

 

October 2019

Audio Blackspots unveiled the disturbing soundscapes concealed amidst Reading’s network of waterways. Revealing sounds normally submerged, entombed within objects or existing beyond the reach of our senses, each stop on the tour draws attention to an audio blackspot, a site of disquieting sonic collisions.

Bell and DragonRichard Bentley
00:00 / 01:38
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Audio Blackspots: Derelict
Audio Blackspots: Derelict

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Audio Blackspots: Railings
Audio Blackspots: Railings

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Bourne Valley Trail

 

July 2021

Working with Intelligent Health, Nature Nurture and YourTour to create a story-based tour for Bourne Valley in Colchester that aimed to connect local people with this beautiful green space. This GPS triggered audio tour features three local characters that entertain the listener with historical anecdotes and fascinating facts about the areas wildlife.

Water BatsRichard Bentley
00:00 / 01:36
Sit a MomentRichard Bentley
00:00 / 01:43
Blythe PondRichard Bentley
00:00 / 00:50
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