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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Spatial Audio Week: Bafoussam Sound Walk in Helsinki

A mobile sonic walk transposed from West Cameroon Bafoussam to Helsinki to be experienced in situ by walking down the Töölö Bay path equipped with a mobile device, SoundWays application and headphones, or by listening at a distance.


  • Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski: Sound Constellations in Flux: Bafoussam Walk in Helsinki 

How to address the theme of migration in an experiential manner?

Mobile sonic walks are a form that allows listeners to hear simultaneously the audio material and the environmental sounds of the physical place where the path unfolds. Such a compositional form builds relationships between the environment evoked in listening and the environment felt in being, between recorded sounds and things present or happening in the place of the walk. Sometimes these two things merge or blend into emerging meanings or sensations. Like if the places would merge in one, bringing listeners of different places together in sharing listening experiences.

Artist doctoral researcher Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski is on the site on Monday 27.11 at 4.30 pm, Tuesday 28.11 at 12.10, and on Friday 1.12 at 5 pm, Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C.


  • Download in advance the SoundWays application version 3.2.3 for iOS from AppleStore or version 3.2.4 for Android from GooglePlay.
  • Set your phone to accept localisation both in the system and in the application.
  • Set the mobile data on for the application.
  • You will be able to download all the audiovisual resources in advance with the wifi before going to walk.
  • Bring your headphones.
  • Wear warm clothing, and good walking shoes.
  • Charge your device in advance.
  • See you at Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C door, indoor to check the device settings.

If you go on your own: open the application, select the realisation “Sonic Constellations in Flux”. In the menu on the upper right corner, select “Bafoussam in Helsinki”. Then, in the menu on the left corner choose “in situ”.

The walk starts here:
60°10’28.2″N 24°56’07.1″E
60.174502, 24.935313

After the walk, please sign the digital guest book here.

Further information: Anna Huuskonen,

Spatial Audio Week, 27.11–1.12.2023

The Spatial Audio Week is a biannual symposium and festival organised by the Department of Music and Technology of the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki. It assembles guest lecturers, students, and artists from music academies across Europe. For the 2023 edition this includes participations from the Baltic states, Estonia, and Lithuania, the Nordic countries Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, as well as Germany, Italy, and Spain.

The topic of this gathering is ‘Sounds in Space’, that is, spatial music and tools and methods for composing and producing electronic and electroacoustic music in various manners and styles of surround sound. Spatial Audio Week culminates in a celebratory concert of the Music Technology’s 25th-anniversary concert at the Music Center’s Black Box on December 1st.

Read more about the other Spatial Audio Week concerts


27.11.2023 – 1.12.2023


Töölönlahden Lenkki

Linnunlauluntie 7

00530 Helsinki


Free admission

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