Ticket to Istanbul (EN)

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In Amsterdam, thousands of people take the ferry across the River IJ every day. Simultaneously, citizens in Istanbul aboard one of the many ferries across the Bosphorus. Sail along with them!

During this soundwalk you explore the water, looking for similarities and differences between these two cities.

Many passengers regard the IJ and the Bosphorus not in terms of division but as connecting elements between geographically-separated parts of their lives. Work and home, study and going out, the kids’ school or shopping. For them, the crossing is a moment of peace in their daily urban routine. A chance to stare across the water and dream away to distant shores.

Sail with them and let the special soundtrack entice you. While listening the river IJ will gradually transform into the Bosphorus. When you step off the ferry you are in Istanbul. The walk comes to an end at the Beursplein in the centre of Amsterdam.

START Atatürk monument Atatürk 1033 DA, Amsterdam-Noord


Soundtrackcity

Soundtrackcity

Soundtrackcity offers you innovative audio walks made by artists in Dutch cities and abroad. All audio walks are Free. Listen up and walk with us. Soundtrackcity is an artists initiative founded in 2009 by Renate Zentschnig and Michiel Huijsman. The organization has developed from a curatorial collective producing sound art in public space to a participatory and artistic research agency that focuses on the social, political and cultural aspects of sonic urban environments. Soundtrackcity investigates sound as a fundamental component of the living environment. Interdisciplinary teams of sound artists, citizens and architects listen to the city and together formulate new concepts and methods for the urban planning of the future.

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