Baxter, Annie. "The Art of Mall Walking," Minnesota Public Radio, 29 March 2005.
Musician and sound artist Viv Corringham loves to walk. Back in England, where she's from, walking is considered a virtuous activity.
"A walk is all about nature, communing with nature- communing with your higher feelings," Corringham says. It's all part of the romantic poets history that's passed down to us."
Corringham tapped into this idea in a sound art project she called "Shadow Walks." She went around England and Ireland asking people to show her walks that were meaningful to them. She'd record her conversation with the person during the walk. Then she'd go back and take the walk alone. She would
try to get a sense of the place and then sing what she felt--doing wordless vocal improvisations. In her final sound pieces, she'd mix the narration and singing together with recordings of the sounds of the place.