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Border Soundwalk with Glen Weyant


Join UofA Professor of Technology of Sound Glenn Weyant for an experiential tour and hands-on workshop of deep desert listening along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Travel through open landscapes of grasslands, mountains, and expansive horizons through Southern Arizona in a day of deep desert listenings and field recording in this rare opportunity to explore hidden gems and sonically unique borderland locations in the Arizona desert. Sign up here!

8am – meet at MOCA Tucson for introductions, overview of the day, and a light breakfast

First stop – Sasabe, AZ for a sensorial experience that includes a soundwalk, field recording, birding, and photography; walk to where the border wall ends and the open, undemarcated Arizona/Sonora desert blends as it has for millions of years

Second stop – Arivaca, AZ to walk the trails and boardwalks of the Buenos Aires National Monument Arivaca Cienega Trail.

Midday Break for Lunch

Third stop – Nogales, AZ for an urban sound walk and field recording along the border wall

Final Stop – MOCA Tucson for an evening where participants will share their images, experiences, and recordings in the museum’s Great Hall for the public.

Registration fee includes: Transportation, light breakfast, and snacks/water

Sound equipment, while not necessary for the experience, is recommended.

Glenn Weyant personally recommends (link here) for anyone who would like to use their cell phones as a microphone.

Make sure this microphone is compatible with your device before purchasing.

$75 for MOCA Members & Students, $100 for non-members.

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