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This site documents a soundwalk done in August 1997 by Hildegard Westerkamp and Andra McCartney. Queen Elizabeth Park is a landmark of Vancouver, described in tourist brochures as "Vancouver's oasis", containing Vancouver's only tropical garden under the triodetic dome of the Bloedel Conservatory at the highest point of the park, which provides an excellent view of the city and surrounding mountains.

But what does it sound like?

1. Entrance 2. Knife-Edge 3. Lookout 4. Conservatory Acoustic Ecology Composing
5. Sunken Garden 6. Creek 7. Quarry Back to Lookout Listening Dialogue

The map of Queen Elizabeth Park is by Hildegard Westerkamp. It was published in her article "Soundwalking" (Sound Heritage 3(4), 1974: 22), which includes a description of an earlier soundwalk in this location.
This site can be considered an initial sketch for the introduction to Andra McCartney's PhD dissertation, about Hildegard Westerkamp, which will be produced as a CD ROM.
If you have any comments or questions about this site, please contact me:

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