Frome Walking Memories

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Frome Walking Memories

Walking Memories is ‘sound you can walk inside‘ which responds to your movements and even your body orientation.  Walking Memories was created by Phill Phelps and Ralph Hoyte as part of the LISTEN summer season of sound in 2019. It is the first work created with SSQR (SatsymphQR), our brand new spatialised audio platform. Walking Memories was built using oral histories of people who used to work in the industrial works of Frome – in the Singer brass foundry and bronze-casting works, for example, the firm responsible for the bronze statue of Boudica with her daughters in her war chariot which stands next to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London as well as many other ‘epic’ statues. Download the app, print off the map and go spatialise in Frome!

A ‘print out and take’ PDF map (single A4 sheet) showing all soundpool locations and giving tips on how to navigate the soundscape is available to download. Click on the image below to download.  

 How to listen

  1. Download ‘Walking Memories‘ onto your phone using the links above.
  2. You can either print out and take the above map with you, or simply chase the enticing moving shapes on your phone screen. The arrow shows your location via an on-screen map.
  3. Walk and enjoy the sounds!


Walking memories is ‘sound you can walk inside’, created by Phill Phelps and Ralph Hoyte of Satsymph LLP. Supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Frome Society for Local Study. The work is part of the LISTEN season of sound art curated by Helen Ottaway and coordinated by Mel Day. It is hosted by Black Swan Arts, Frome, and contains oral history recordings made by Home In Frome for Working Memories.

The app includes a complete list of credits and acknowledgements, also downloadable as a credits text file.