Maria Papadomanolaki

Footsteps on a coat of arms, arches and echoes
(London Ravenscourt Park)


The soundwalk was recorded on the 23rd of November 2015 in Ravenscourt Park, West London as part of my research in that area of West London where I have lived until November 2019. The recording documents my focus in amplifying the acoustics of the park, its textures, cavities and social activities through my transience, footsteps and interactions. I was particularly interested in exploring how ways of personal listening and remembering of the same site influenced how I engaged with it. To me, soundwalking offers an opportunity to unlock our inherent capacities to hear, listen but also remember, belong and critically inhabit our environments.

This recording was released on the album Footfalls released by Flaming Pines on March 18th, 2019.

It was also featured in the FM exhibition radiocona: StoryscapesSE curated by Manja Ristić  (18-24 January 2020)

Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek transmission artist and composer currently based in Chania, Crete.

Her work and research focus on the role of sound in the way we engage with our environments, with memory, placemaking and perception. Special importance is placed on the synergy of atmosphere, voice, text, electroacoustic sound and experimental radio practice, live audio transmission, soundwalking and the environment in developing new strategies for opening up and re-exploring spaces of high-mobility and change. Papadomanolaki is a founding member of SoundCamp collective and has co-edited the publications Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves (PAJ Publications, 2011) and sounds remote (SoundCamp/Uniformbooks, 2016).