I haven’t revisited my Walk/Listen/Respond project for a while because I haven’t felt the need to. I devised this project over the summer as a way to getting myself more in tune with the world around me and as a way to release a creative block. I realised that certain tunes in my memory bank evoke images of people and places from my past. I then considered that the reverse might be true and that if I walk with particular sounds in my headphones that I might be able to reach a moment where what I see aligns perfectly with what I’m hearing.
The actual image I create is entirely subjective and meaningful only to me. The same music to different ears would undoubtedly generate a different photograph. Since blogging about this project in August I’ve had lots of feedback from people who have tried this for themselves. This has reached the point where a lecturer friend of mine has tried it with his students as a way of getting them thinking about space, audio, creativity, and memory. I would love to see their results.
When I look at the list of albums I listened to over the summer I can recall the photograph which accompanied each tune. Similarly when I walk past a location that I’ve used I can remember the photograph I took and what I was listening to at the time. This builders’ portacabin is Goldbringer’s ‘Rescue Team’, that road belongs to Peter Gabriel, and the tidal barrage is Fantômas ‘Amenaza Al Mundo’ Book 1: Page 5. For me these locations are now irreversibly intertwined in images and music.
Rules:  Set MP3 to random album,  Walk,  When what you hear can be represented by what you see then take a photograph,  document your findings  no edits, no crops, no photoshop or alterations of any kind.
Results: Album: Marillion ‘Script for a Jester’s Tear’ Photograph taken at the exact boundary between ‘He Knows you Know’ and ‘The Web’.