Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist.
She presents soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes.

"A magical fusion of sounds."
Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "A magical fusion of sounds."
    Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "There was more than just a hint of oracular mysticism in Westerkamp's art. There was a magic in those sounds.” Stephen Pedersen, Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
  • "Westerkamp's music balances a poetics of sound with social commitments that include feminism and environmental politics. Her compositions are critical enactments of acoustic space....All invoke attentive listening." Donna Zapf, Beiträge zur Neuen Music, Germany
  • "Westerkamp creates new possibilities for listening. One can journey with her sound to inner landscapes and find unexplored openings in our sound souls. The experience of her music vibrates the potential for change.”
    Pauline Oliveros,Kingston, N.Y., USA (about CD transformations)
  • "Mere words are inadequate to describe what took place when the symphony began....Waves of sound rolled back and forth across the harbour bringing thousands of downtown office workers to their windows. The Canada geese from Stanley Park were aroused and circled through the boats, honking loudly as they joined in." Ken Drushka, Harbour and Shipping) about the Harbour Symphony)
…narrative alchemy… The Wire, Issue 460

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Caroline Profanter performs two Westerkamp pieces at the Archipel Festival, Geneva, April 8, 2023

Cricket Voice and Gently Penetrating the Sounding Surfaces of Another Place, will be diffused on an 80-speaker Acousmonium by Caroline Profanter at the Archipel Festival (March 31 – April 9), Geneva, April 8, 2023: Concert Program here.

The Soundscape Speaks at the Rewire Festival, the Hague, Holland, April 6, 2023

The Soundscape Speaks will be presented as the opening listening event of the Rewire Festival (April 6-9), the Hague, Holland, April 6, 2023: Complete Festival Program and Timetable here.

Two articles published in three new book publications - "Soundwalking" and "Soundwalking as Ecological Practice."

1) My article “Soundwalking” has been published in Going Out – Walking, Listening, Soundmaking, Elena Biserna, Author and Editor; Caroline Profanter, Henry Andersen, Julia Eckhardt, Coeditors, Umland Editions, Brussels, 2022, p. 216, Full announcement here.

Going Out
Going Out book cover

2) My article “Soundwalking as Ecological Practice” has been published in Spanish translation in two books recently. 

“El paseo sonoro como práctica ecológica” published in Forma y Sonido – Quince años de arte sonoro en el Uruguay, Lukas Kühne, Fabrice Lengronne, Eds, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes Editorial, Bernal, Argentina, 2021, p. 21. This text also contains an additional introduction, in which I describe a week of soundwalks in Montevideo, to where I had been invited by the late Daniel Maggiolo, composer and professor at the EUM, Escuela Universitario de Musica, in October 2003. Link to purchase here.

“El Soundwalking como práctica ecólogica”, published in VOCES QUE CAMINAN, edited by Gabriel Villota Toyos, p. 39. The book is based on an exhibition of the same name, Voces que Caminan (Walking Voices), at the Fundación Cerezales, province of León, Spain, where my soundscape recording Bow River Soundwalk was presented in the form of a sound installation, January 16 - April 10, 2022 Full announcement here.

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