AE21 Listening Awe Walk

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Thursday April 22

3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM


Listening Awe Walk

ONSITE* Thursday, April 22; 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Tyler Kinnear

$25 Member | $35 Non-member


Aurality, Wonder, Environment. Musician and environmental soundscape artist Tyler Kinnear takes participants on a Listening Awe Walk designed to deepen an aural connection to the local soundscape. Learn to give your ears priority and listen to the sounds around you. Pay attention to the ways you experience and interpret the sonic environment, then ask how you contribute to that composition. Participants should wear clothing and shoes suitable for being outside as weather permits. This event is accessible to people with disabilities.


*Participants must adhere to all safety guidelines in the reminder email sent prior to class. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. Masks should be worn out of consideration for all class participants. We ask that participants try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


Tyler Kinnear is an Instructor in the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University, where he teaches world music and interdisciplinary arts courses. His sonic art practice draws on environmental sounds, with particular interest in sound ethnography, modes of listening, and performance using found objects. Currently, he is principal investigator of Sonic Histories, an interdisciplinary research initiative studying how students experience histories of race, class, and belonging at an institution of higher learning through sounds heard and imagined.


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