Oxfam Refugee Realities Soundscape

Two outdoor soundscapes for the Oxfam Refugees Realities project staged in Canberra from 7-20 June 2010.

The Camp soundscape consists of the marketplace, chicken coop, water supply, and sanitation zone. The sounds were composed in a multichannel DVD soundtrack and played in a surround sound DVD player.

Groups were led blindfolded along a path through the Journey soundscape made up of guns in the jungle at dusk, then alligators and mossies in the swamp late at night, under the sounds of a helicopter hovering overhead to the final destination at the dawn bordercrossing. Each soundscape was played separately using an MP3 player attached to the line-in on a weatherproof speaker.