Echo Location, Kathy Hinde

03/01/2011 - 31/12/2011


Kathy Hinde’s interactive sound map Echo Location, commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts was specifically created for Bedford, developed over a series of workshops throughout the year.

People were invited to come on ‘Walkshops’ with Kathy and assistant artist Aaron Head, using their everyday smart phone or digital sound recorders provided to record a moment in time from around the town.

Out of the five walkshops two were open to the public while the other three took place with Addaction, Beds Garden Carers , and home education group PLACE .

The map creates a living legacy of Bedford in 2011 which was brought to life through a public performance by Kathy at The Pad Nightclub.

Each three-hour walk involved a gentle stroll around the town in the pursuit of the art of noise. As Kathy says, “Even noise can become interesting and beautiful.” Simple, fun, exciting and unexpected – the Echo Location map brings together the familiar and not so familiar noises through social media.

Why not get involved? You can play Echo Location sound map here: or you can upload your own sounds by using audioboo and tagging your boos ‘echo loc’.



03/01/2011 - 31/12/2011


United Kingdom,


Kathy Hinde