Creative Dundee

City Soundscapes

3rd September, 11:00am at ScrapAntics Wellgate Space

Take part in the launch of City Soundscapes – a site specific trail connecting people, places and sound in Dundee.

September brings the launch of City Soundscapes – a site specific trail connecting people, places and sound in Dundee. The project opens doors to new ways of listening to and engaging with the city’s vibrant sonic environment, encouraging people to make their own sounds and music in the place where they live.


Upcoming event: Field Trip and Listening Walk

Sat 17 September, 1:00–2:30pm
Meet at the War Memorial on Dundee Law
Free and open to all

Join a field trip and listening walk, weaving along a sound-trail that starts at the Law Hill, playing site-specific sound games along the way, including Seagull Song, Tatha and The Law. You’re welcome to bring any small instruments to play, but your voice and body percussion, like clapping, are plenty! All activities and games are suitable for musicians and non-musicians, including total beginners.

You can collect a field kit at the event, which includes a book of Warm Up Games and a map to explore sound-making in the city.


Past event: Launch Party and Workshop

Sat 3 September, 11:00am – 1:30pm
ScrapAntics Wellgate space
Free and open to all

The launch event will include a sound-making mini workshop, followed by a walk around various sites on the trail, where we will play a variety of site-specific sound games. You’re welcome to bring any small instruments to play, but your voice and body percussion, like clapping, are plenty! City Soundscapes created this project to connect people with sound and music making, no matter their musical abilities. All activities and games are suitable for musicians and non-musicians, including total beginners.

Meet at 11am in the Wellgate for snacks and sound-making activities, followed by visits to the Wellgate Clock, the Howff and the Tay Whale.

You can collect a field kit at the event, which includes a book of Warm Up Games and a map to explore sound-making in the city.


Field Kit

Available for free from September at collections points around the city, including independent shops and Dundee Libraries.


Creative Dundee are delighted that City Soundscapes was made possible by our Amps network’s Community Ideas Fund. You can find out about the project’s inspirations and aspirations in this blog.

Each December, our Amps network come together for our annual Forum. Alongside connecting and conversation, everyone can vote on the Community Ideas Fund, which is awarded annually to a new Amps collaboration that will have a positive impact in Dundee—and with 50% of all Amps subscriptions going towards the pot, it’s a Fund that exists thanks to our growing community.

Got an idea for a project that could positively impact Dundee? Amps can team up to pitch new creative collaborations that benefit the wider city, with the network voting to decide which project will receive support. The more Amps there are, the bigger the fund—last year’s was £2,500!

Amps is a community of people who make and cultivate creativity in Dundee, working together to collectively build on the future of the city. We connect through events and projects designed to help establish links, showcase work and develop collaborations. Join Amps and help make Dundee even better!

Help us grow the Fund and make Amps more accessible by supporting a Pay It Forward subscription! Your contribution will help someone experiencing cost as a barrier to getting involved.

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