Soundwalk Collective is an international art collective based in New York City. Since 2000 they have been sonic nomads, embarking on never ending journeys, exploring and documenting the world around us through its sounds.
The Collective's live performances are diverse and often site and venue specific. Although sound and music are the primary forces in the live setting, projection of video specific to each performance piece creates an environment that is unescapable and unique.
Last Beat is a project of sound, architecture and club culture. It is the internal pulse, the sensation of a beat experienced as a seismograph, infra-bass frequencies, the vibrations of structures shaking to the breath of the music.
The Collective attaches 20 nano-microphones to the surfaces of selected clubs, from the walls to the windows, the ceiling, metal pipes, dj booths, and more. These recorded vibrations are used as the source sounds for a unique live piece that is by nature aesthetically derived from electronic dance and ambient music. It is driven by a beat that is innate in club culture. The vibrations found in the raw recordings are processed and used as textures and melodies, that are placed against the live rhythm sequences.
Original footage, captured inside and outside of the clubs is used as the visual component of the performance, and is processed and custom designed to react to the beat in real-time.
During the night of the SAVE festival, the Collective will also record the vibration of the windows, ceiling, stairs, and other surfaces of ARMA 17. The sounds captured will be later used for a new series of live performances.