How to get to SoundWalk

Driving

From West LA or South Bay:
Take the 405 South to the 710 South all the way to the end of the freeway. Exit Broadway, and travel about 10 block. After you pass Long Beach blvd make a left into the parking lot.

From Downtown LA:
Take the 101 South to the 5 South to the 710 South all the way to the end of the freeway. Exit Broadway, and travel about 10 block. After you pass Long Beach blvd make a left into the parking lot.

From Orange County:
Take the 22 West to the 405 North to the 710 South all the way to the end of the freeway. Exit Broadway, and travel about 10 block. After you pass Long Beach blvd make a left into the parking lot.

From the Inland Empire:
Take the 60 West, 10 West, or 91 West to the 710 South all the way to the end of the freeway. Exit Broadway, and travel about 10 block. After you pass Long Beach blvd make a left into the parking lot.

You can plot your route with Google Maps by typing your address at the link here.

Bike and Train

You can also take the train or ride your bike.

By Boat from the LA Harbor/Pacific Ocean

Dock your boat at Shoreline Village and walk north about 2 blocks.

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SoundWalk 2012 – Call for Submissions

Now in its ninth year, SoundWalk, is an annual Long Beach art event produced by the artist group FLOOD. In a downtown area encompassing 4th Street and Linden Avenue, First Street and Elm Avenue, pure sonic art as well as works integrating any combination of the visual, conceptual and performative with the aural will activate, catalyze, inspire and surprise. Featured will be sculptures, environments, performances and installations. This year’s event will continue the exploration of the concept of connectivity (spatial, geographical, personal, disciplinary etc.)

This being in large part an outdoor event, procuring power is problematic. As a result, proposals for self-contained, indoor-outdoor adaptable works will receive special consideration.

it is important that artists realize that SoundWalk is a sound art event and not a music event. Work that examines the nexi and interfaces in which experimental music and sound art connect will be considered. If the work is characterized solely by elements of pitch, melody, rhythm, tempo or meter and does not explore or incorporate in some meaningful way acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, audio technologies, listening actions, performance actions, spatialization, conceptualization, timbralization, found sound, environmental sound, it qualifies as music rather than sound art and would be better suited for our MERGE events taking place in June and December.

Works that utilize live animals, hazardous materials or pose potential safety concerns will not be considered.

As notification of availability by individual sites or venues is in some cases not provided until days before the event, curatorial decisions regarding the placement of works will be at the discretion of FLOOD.

If you are invited to be a participant in SoundWalk2012, your name, likeness as well as work may be used for publicity purposes and materials related to this event, including, but not limited to, press releases, advertising posters, publications, recordings and SoundWalk related websites.

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: August 1st, 2012

Submissions are reviewed by an academic and artistic panel. Application Fee for up to three proposals (nonrefundable): $20.00

Submission requirements:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL

  • Artist or Group Name
  • Contact Name
  • Phone number
  • Email and Postal mailing Addresses
  • A clear PIC of your face (akin to a passport of driver’s license photo) for ID cards issued on the night of the event.
  • A clear text description of the work(s) and an explanation of the sound performance or installation.

Please attach:

  • Resumé
  • Un-edited Artist Statement
  • 200 word version of your artist statement for the website.
  • An artist image in a square aspect ratio, no smaller than 300 x 300 pixels which will be used on the website and other collateral.
  • Link to personal website.
  • Up to three (3) examples of previous work (accompanied by the items listed below, taking care that the submissions are excellent as they may be used in promotional materials, catalog and audio CD)
  • Sound clips which will be used in the audio catalog. Can be the sound of the piece, a reading of your artist statement, or a mix of both, not to exceed 3 minutes (.wav, mp3 or .aiff)
  • Images (jpg, 300 dpi preferred)
  • Accompanying text / description (Please indicate which previous works, if any, are available for this year’s event.)
  • Up to two (2) proposals for new work (include as many visual aids as possible [e.g. diagrams, video, mock ups etc.])
  • Describe Your Site Preferences
  • Performance or installation site
  • Solo or shared site
  • Indoor or outdoor site
  • Power requirement (SoundWalk will not furnish any equipment [e.g. power strips, generators, cables etc.], but will provide site(s) and power only where available)
  • Volume level of piece (also a range as to how soft and how loud are acceptable)
  • Make checks payable to: Long Beach FLOOD INC.

Mail to: 455 East Ocean Blvd. #902, Long Beach, CA 90802

Please send all submission information in digital forms and questions to: soundwalk2012@yahoo.com or contact Marco at (562) 413 5868.

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Where to Park for SoundWalk 2011


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Visitors can park at the lot on corner of Elm and Broadway. It is $5. You park at pay at a machine that prints a receipt.

You can also valet park at 555 Restaurant on Linden and Ocean for $5.

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How to Bike to SoundWalk from the LA River Bike Path


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Here is how you can bike from the LA River bike path to Downtown or East Village Long Beach.
Long Beach is the most bike friendly city in the country, so why not bike to SoundWalk? See the directions below or in the notes in the saved Google Map above.

7Th Street OverpassTake the LA River bike path south. After you ride under the 7th Street over pass pictured above you are near the exit.

Bike path exit to Downtown Long BeachExit at the first fully paved path after crossing under the 7th Street overpass. The exit is pictured above.

Long Beach mural
After you exit the bike path you will cross under several bridges and emerge on 7th street. Make a right on Golden and then a 180 degree turn around a bridge support. There will be a larger mural about Historic Long Beach on your left. (photo credit: 007chux on Panarimo)

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Now you should be on 6th Street which has a standard bike lane. Take 6th all the way to Pacific and make a right. Pacific has no bike lane, but it does have Bike Route signs. Proceed with caution. Make a Left on Broadway by entering the left turning lane. This is the start of the special one-way bike lane on Broadway, pictured above. You will travel about 5 blocks and make a right on Linden. You are now at the center of the East Village.

Bike lane signals
Pay attention to the special bike lane signal lights.

Approaching the East Village Arts District by bike
Almost there!

East Village Bike Parking
Make a right on 1st and you will will see the big yellow bike rack where you can park your bike, or just ride around to the different SoundWalk exhibits.

Here is how you get back to the LA River Bike Path

3rd Street special bike path
3rd Street has the west bound one-way bike path lane. Take it 5 blocks down where the special bike lane, which ends at end at Caesar Chavez Park. Right on Golden, Right on 5th, left on Maine left on 7th. Follow 7th and you are back at the LA River bike path entrance/exit. Happy cycling!

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Get to SoundWalk using the LA Metro Rail

From the South Bay or Norwalk:

  • Take the Green Line toward Lynwood, then Blue Line toward Long Beach. Get off at the 1st Street Station and walk 2 blocks east.

From Pasadena or East LA:

  • Take the Gold Line and get off at Union Station to get on the Red Line. Take the Red Line and get off at 7th St/Metro Center to get on the Blue Line. Take the Blue Line to Long Beach. Get off at the 1st Street Station and walk 2 blocks east.

From Downtown LA:

  • Take the Blue Line to Long Beach. Get off at the 1st Street Station and walk 2 blocks east.

LA Metro Rail to Soundwalk

Visit metro.net for more info.

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SoundWalk 2011

SoundWalk is a free annual one-night event of sound installations by local and international sound artists held in Long Beach, Ca since 2004. The event, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 5:00-10:00 pm, will take place throughout 4th St, Linden Ave, First Street and Elm Ave. Produced and curated by the artist cooperative FLOOD, SoundWalk transforms the sidewalks, storefronts, parking lots, parks and bus stops of downtown Long Beach’s dynamic East Village community into postmodern auditory works of art.
Visitors can expect to find themselves in a city space converted into a sonic canvas on which artists will transform the way guests will explore the East Village. This is Southern California’s premier sound art event which combines a curiosity of sound, urban exploration, and interactive art. Hear the art and meet the artists. Hotels, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops accommodate your visit to the neighborhood.
The City of Long Beach has a goal to be the most bicycle friendly urban city in the country. FLOOD encourages artists and visitors to not only ride their bicycles to the event but also use them to the explore the larger area of this year’s event. The neighborhood is only one block away from the end of Metro Blue line. Secure bicycle parking is available. Metered car parking is available on the street. Additional parking is also available in the parking lot at the NE corner of Broadway and Elm Ave.
About FLOOD
The artist group, FLOOD has been working together on installation projects since 2002. FLOOD is interested in testing the limits of artistic expression through collaboration and experimentation within a variety of artistic genres. Current members of FLOOD are Kamran Assadi, Frauke von der Horst, Shelley RuggThorp, Shea M Gauer, Marco Schindelmann, and Nick Dynice.

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