Eco Acoustics

Philip Samartzis

Audio recordings

With an interest in raising a consciousness towards the surrounding Alpine and acoustic environment, the Verbier 3-D Foundation invited sound artist Philip Samartzis to develop a sound walk utilising the practice of Eco Acoustics to consider the importance of listening to WATER.

From the cracking of frozen glacial landscapes to the whisper of melting permafrost, the artist has drawn on his archive of sound recordings from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and the Bernese Oberland to produce a composition solely of the sounds of water within our changing environment.

During the sound walk different qualities and behaviours of water will reveal themselves, inviting audiences to consider the implications of changes occurring in places seldom seen or heard, yet central to the health and wellbeing of our planet.

The composition is divided into fifteen specific movements designed to be heard while walking through the natural landscape above Verbier between Ruinettes and Croix de Cœur.

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