The Whalesong Project: Berlin - Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings

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  1. Download the Walk beforehand! (oval button with indication of MB next to the 'STREAM WALK' button above this text) Even if you have a very good mobile data contract, the most uninterrupted experience is ensured when the sound walk is already downloaded to your Echoes app.

  2. Activate the 'Autoplay' function! When you click 'STREAM WALK' you access the walk. You will enter a map screen and at the top right hand is a 'hamburger menu' (the three horizontal stripes)! Click there and you will be presented with the 'Autoplay' option at exact that position on your screen.

  3. Use so-called 'open headphones'! Open headphones have the advantage that you can hear outside noises more easily and therefore offer better environmental awareness.

Enjoy! and drop me a DM about your experience via insta @alexanderjheil

Short Description: Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings allows you to immerse yourself in the nocturnal soundscapes of six monumental buildings, while taking a walk around the Museum Island located at the historic center of Berlin, Germany. The piece will redirect your attention and alter your experience of the place and your surroundings. The result is a new, or rather a renewed perception of the place through an augmented acoustic environment.

You can find a full description of this project on my website:

Buildings: Altes Museum Berlin (inner portico), Berliner Dom (center under dome), Deutsches Historisches Museum (Schlüterhof), Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (choir), Neues Museum Berlin (Ägyptischer Hof), former Staatsratsgebäude der DDR (State Dining Room).

Alexander Johannes Heil
Alexander Johannes Heil
Alexander Johannes Heil (born 1986 in Hamburg, Germany) received his B.Sc. in Architecture with a focus on architecture-theory and -design in 2017 at the Technical University Berlin and obtained his master's degree (M.Mus) in summer 2020 at the ArtScience Interfaculty (Royal Conservatory and Royal Academy of Art, The Hague). His work has recently been shown at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, the Royal Conservatory The Hague, in group exhibitions in The Hague, and two solo exhibitions in Berlin (2017 and 2018). Currently he is exploring a new concept of space, which is analog to the dialectic of mold and cast. It considers global space filled with actual substances traveling throughout our planet, shaping each other through time and gravity and thus shaping the space we live in. This conception of space is called Substanzraum, the space of substance.



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Deutsches Historisches Museum

Friedrichswerdersche Kirche

Neues Museum Berlin

Altes Museum Berlin

Berliner Dom

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