Botanica Soundscapes are a suite of ambient musical works designed as a self-guided, mobile phone based, audio-enhanced experience of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Soundscapes are geotagged and triggered by location. The sound walk plays a series of atmospheric music tracks that complement particular locations and the experience provides a unique perspective on being in the gardens. The sound walk requires visitors to download the free Echoes app (https://echoes.xyz/) to initiate the sound walk.
Botanica Soundscapes was exhibited as part of Brisbane City Council’s Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside festival during May 2021. The virtual nature of the experience means that it continues to be available online.
How to access Botanica Soundscapes
- Download the ‘Echoes interactive sound walks’ app from the App Store or Google Play
- Search for ‘Botanica Soundscapes’
- Choose to ‘stream’ or ‘download’ the walk
- Press Start
- The map will show locations with soundscapes, they will automatically play when you are in the geo-location.
The suite of specially-composed atmospheric tracks can be heard below.
The Gardens Club