SOUNDWALK Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SOUNDWALK?
Think of SOUNDWALK as an auditory sculpture garden you experience through your headphones. As you walk through the park at your own pace, the music changes and evolves according to your location.
IS SOUNDWALK LIVE OR VIRTUAL?
SOUNDWALK is a "live" event in that you and your household will travel to Griffith Park to experience it. SOUNDWALK is "virtual" in that all the music is pre-recorded and will stream through your headphones synced to your location.
IS THERE ANY LIVE SINGING AT SOUNDWALK?
No. The music for SOUNDWALK has been pre-recorded by members of the L.A. Choral Lab remotely, with each member using their own in-home studio setup to record. When you experience SOUNDWALK, you will hear the L.A. Choral Lab's recorded voices streaming through your headphones.
WHAT SORT OF EVENT IS SOUNDWALK PLUS ("SOUNDWALK+")?
Think of SOUNDWALK+, our enhanced premiere on April 11, 2021, as an auditory, visual, and tactile safari that you experience by yourself or with the members of your household.
You will very briefly check in with your group at our check-in area to pick up your special SOUNDWALK+ supplies and get any questions you may have answered.
From there, it's a walk in the park with you, your smartphone, your own headphones, and your household. You'll stroll the Old Zoo Picnic Area and the tennis court field at Griffith Park, experiences choral and vocal soundscapes that shift and develop according to your location. Like what you hear? Spread out your blanket and sit down a while.
HOW DOES SOUNDWALK TECHNOLOGY WORK?
SOUNDWALK will be made available via the ECHOES app. Here’s how it works:
(1) Download the ECHOES App onto your iOS or Android smartphone.
(2) After you reserve your tickets, you’ll receive a link in your email inbox. Click on this link on your smartphone to open the L.A. Choral Lab SOUNDWALK on the ECHOES app.
(3) The ECHOES app will provide you with further information about the location of the experience and how to listen in. You will also receive an event map in your inbox.
(4) Head to Griffith Park and enjoy!
HOW LONG DOES THE SOUNDWALK EXPERIENCE LAST?
SOUNDWALK (and SOUNDWALK+) is set up in two "acts" - one in the Old Zoo Area and one at the tennis court fields. Each walk is meant to take 30-40 minutes. So the total length of the experience, depending on your speed and whether you give yourself an intermission between "acts", is 60-90 minutes.
CAN I TAKE BREAKS?
Yes. You can take a break at any time, with your headphones on or off. When you're ready to return to the experience, simply re-open the ECHOES app, put your headphones in, and carry on.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Bring an iOS or Android smartphone with the ECHOES App installed. You will also need a pair of your own headphones. The higher quality your headphones are, the better your sonic experience will be.
Consider bringing water, snacks, sunscreen, and anything else you may want while you're outside for a 90-minute stroll.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
You have two options with two corresponding ticket price structures.
OPTION 1 is to attend our SOUNDWALK+ premiere event on Sunday, April 11, 2021. This enhanced event features a special welcome and a scavenger hunt with some take-home creations you will find along your way. Tickets for this option are $25 per person. Quantities are limited to ensure safety.
OPTION 2 is to attend SOUNDWALK on you own terms, at any time during park hours between April 12, 2021 and May 16, 2021. This option is pay-what-you-can ($0+).
Click here to reserve your tickets.
WHAT IS YOUR SAFETY PROTOCOL?
We have a strict safety protocol that we are composing and rehearsing as carefully as we would a piece of music on one of our concerts. You can view our COVID-19 safety and sanitization protocol here.
WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or concerns.