Soundwalk Collective is an experimental sound collective founded by Stephan Crasneanscki in New York (2000 – present), and joined by Simone Merli in 2008.
The collective currently operates in a continuously rotating constellation of sound artists and musicians. Their approach to composition combines anthropology, ethnography, non-linear storytelling, psycho-geography, nature observation, and explorations in recording and synthesis. The source material for their works is always related to specific places, natural or man-made, and requires long periods of investigative travel and fieldwork. Their distinguished collaborations include American singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke, American photographer Nan Goldin and Swiss-French film director Jean-Luc Godard. The collective has also written original scores for contemporary dance choreographer Sasha Waltz. Over the years, they have exhibited and performed at the Centre Pompidou, the New Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the CTM Festival, the Bardo Museum, Beit Beirut, the Museo Madre, documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, MUDAM, MuCEM, etc.