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Wintergreen Studios Sonic Forest Explorations Workshop

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Sonic Forest Explorations: Mapping the Unseen

  • Wintergreen Studios 90 Wintergreen Lane South Frontenac, ON Canada

Living sustainably with the land is truly a multi-sensory experience and mindful listening can open one’s perspective to relationships unseen.

Spend the day connecting with others and with the land through guided listening sessions and creative play. Learn useful tools to deepen your relationship with the natural world by engaging in the process of soundwalking and exploring sound mapping as an artistic practice.

Throughout this workshop, you’ll find your ears opening to new awareness and you’ll leave having engaged in focused listening techniques and creative practices that’ll open your mind to the sonic environment.

NOTE: the land at Wintergreen Studios can be rugged and varied in areas. Hiking poles are available for all guests.


9:00 AM – 9:30 AMArrival and Welcome
9:30 AM – 10:30 AMIntroduction to Soundwalking and Creative Listening
Introductory discussion on the history of soundwalking and deep listening practice (calling upon the work of Hildegard Westerkamp and Pauline Oliveros). We will engage in a number of short listening activities and sonic engagements to activate our ears and practice various forms of notation and collective listening.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMSoundwalk
Guided group soundwalk around the land to experiment with notation and description in the field.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMSnack Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PMSound Mapping
Explore the process of sound mapping to collect and notate an ecological environment, drawing witness to its potential as creative practice to engage with the land. We will review a few examples (visually and audible), after which each guest will create their own sound map. We will walk to a listening location for our mapping practice, later returning to share our designs.


LAUREN KNIGHT is a media producer and Ph.D. student (SSHRC CGS-D) at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Information: Media, Technology, and Culture Stream. She has produced numerous podcasts, radio shows, and documentary media within the past 10 years, some of which has been licensed for national broadcast with CBC. She received her Master of Arts from Simon Fraser University where she studied noise-cancelling headphones and neoliberal logics in conversation with anti-colonial literature. Knight’s current research interests include acoustic ecology, cultural sound studies, anti-colonial media, and sensory ethnography.


$55 + HST includes workshop instruction, materials, and snacks.

This workshop is limited to 10 guests. (REGISTER HERE)


June 23
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Wintergreen Studios
(613) 273-8745
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Wintergreen Studios
90 Wintergreen Lane
South Frontenac, Ontario K0H 1T0 Canada
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(613) 273-8745
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