Audio tour

Audio tourESYO Soundwalk

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    The Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) Soundwalk is an immersive musical experience created to accompany a walker as they stroll along various nature trails in Washington Park, directed and produced by high school musicians. This classical music playlist was commissioned, composed, and curated to highlight aspects of the park's landscape and also bring your attention to your auditory environment.  As you, the walker, pass from one trail section to the next, the music will change to match that particular section of the trail. We hope you will take some time leisurely stroll through the park, taking time to drink in the fresh air and natural environment. In addition to the focus on nature, some pieces will center on the significance of Albany’s Dutch heritage. Just as the pieces of a puzzle fit together to construct a beautiful picture, a Soundwalk permits nature and music to come together to create an unforgettable experience for each walker. 

     

    Music was composed by local artists, performed by ESYO musicians, and recorded by Sean Jones.

     

    To learn more about the composers, the Soundwalk project, and to donate to support the work of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, please visit: https://esyo.org/soundwalk

  3. 1 Park Playhouse Section 1 - Thrumming
  4. 2 Section 2 - Oh Long Desired Day/Water Song
  5. 3 Lake Bridge - The Lark Ascending
  6. 4 Section 4 - Willow
  7. 5 Section 5 - April Sketch
  8. 6 Section 6 - String Quartet no.1
  9. 7 Section 7 - Fort Orange Station
  1. Audio tour Summary

    The Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) Soundwalk is an immersive musical experience created to accompany a walker as they stroll along various nature trails in Washington Park, directed and produced by high school musicians. This classical music playlist was commissioned, composed, and curated to highlight aspects of the park's landscape and also bring your attention to your auditory environment.  As you, the walker, pass from one trail section to the next, the music will change to match that particular section of the trail. We hope you will take some time leisurely stroll through the park, taking time to drink in the fresh air and natural environment. In addition to the focus on nature, some pieces will center on the significance of Albany’s Dutch heritage. Just as the pieces of a puzzle fit together to construct a beautiful picture, a Soundwalk permits nature and music to come together to create an unforgettable experience for each walker. 

     

    Music was composed by local artists, performed by ESYO musicians, and recorded by Sean Jones.

     

    To learn more about the composers, the Soundwalk project, and to donate to support the work of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, please visit: https://esyo.org/soundwalk

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  • Happy Local

    5 out of 5 rating 06-06-2021

    This was wonderful! Beautiful music by tremendously talented young musicians and composers thoughtfully paired with the landscape. I’m looking forward to wandering around and trying to find some of the extra music Easter eggs!

  • Katie

    5 out of 5 rating 06-02-2021

    Very well done! It was a wonderfully unique way to experience local music.

  • Georgia Burtt

    5 out of 5 rating 05-31-2021

    Amazing!

  • Traveler

    5 out of 5 rating 05-30-2021

    Great walk! The music composed and played by young musicians from the Albany New York area is amazing.

  • Jared

    5 out of 5 rating 05-29-2021

    Such a beautiful walk! Gorgeous music. Congrats to all involved.

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