Debbie Kent and Alisa Oleva

Since 2018, Debbie Kent and Alisa Oleva have been leading soundwalks in London, exploring the city’s sonic landscape. In 2023, they are partnering with the Walk Exchange to create a series of walks exploring the soundscapes of London and New York City. Starting with one of their initial inspirations—Max Neuhaus, a New York City based sound artist who worked ‘with the sense of hearing’—the series will culminate in spring 2024 with simultaneous soundwalks.

See Upcoming Walks for details of how to join us in New York City or London.

Soundwalk 1 • October 2023 • New York City

A silent walk from 13th St. and Avenue D to Max Neuhaus’ sound installation Times Square. At the end of the walk participants were asked to share a sound that stood out to them. The resulting recording provides the sound wave for the map.