Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a free, GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, the experience is guided by the listener: the path you choose dictates the music you hear, and no two visits will be exactly the same. After downloading the free app and putting on your headphones, you can explore the park, triggering musical cells that are carefully crafted to harmonize with the park’s landscape and attractions.
“[Ellen] Reid, in a word, has arrived” — Los Angeles Times
Griffith Park edition
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Please download the SOUNDWALK app prior to your arrival in Griffith Park and allow the app to use your location when prompted
As a former Angeleno and CalArts Alum, Reid is “thrill[ed] to collaborate with the very soil of L.A. on this Soundwalk. Having this city at the center of this work means the world.” Griffith Park was selected as the locale by both the composer and CAP UCLA, who commissioned the L.A. version of this piece, because of its significance as a beloved and iconic public outdoor space shared and enjoyed by the city’s many diverse communities. The newly-written, cinematic score was rendered remotely by a patchwork of artists from across the country and features a world-premiere recording by Kronos Quartet created specifically for Griffith Park.
UCLA Campus edition
Please download the SOUNDWALK app prior to your arrival and allow the app to use your location when prompted