Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK at Wolf Trap
Developed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, the Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. Beginning April 6th (and available through September 6th), this innovative and tailor-made event can be experienced in a natural Northern Virginia setting that is home to one of America's favorite National Parks.
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK features a newly-written score specifically composed for Wolf Trap National Park, performed by SOUNDWALK Ensemble, as well as special musical “Easter eggs” hidden at specific landmarks around the Park for participants to discover.
Created to encourage calm reflection and introspection, this is a perfect, socially-distanced way to spend a beautiful day while blending music, art, nature, and technology.
Please keep in mind that reception in some park areas can be spotty! You're best served to install the app on your phone and download your soundwalk over wifi before you set out on your walk.
Press ‘Start’ near the park where you see you have strong cell service — once activated, the app will start up even outside of service areas, but it needs a little signal to get going.
Check your phone battery! Make sure you're battery is mostly filled so your walk isn’t cut short.
For more tips and info, visit the SOUNDWALK FAQ page.