A Walk Through the City (Audio)

Jan 01, 1981
Created by Hildegard Westercamp
An environmental composition based on a poem by Canadian poet and playwright Norbert Ruebsaat. Urban sounds such as car horns, sirens, brakes, pinball machines and the rhythmic pounding of trains are presented both as they were recorded on Vancouver's skid row and as they were processed in the studio. The voice of the poet reading his poem moves in and out of the composition, entering into dialogue with many of its sounds. A continuous flux is thus created between real and imaginary landscapes, recognizable and transformed places, between reality and composition. Produced for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.