SOUNDWALK is an international new media group based in New York City. Founded in the early 2000s by Stephan Crasneanscki, Soundwalk made its name by producing cutting-edge audio guides, mixing fiction and reality to provide an exclusive and poetic discovery of a city, on the bridge between Baudelarian stroll and cinematic experience.
Critically-acclaimed, Soundwalk has won several accolades including the Audie Award for the Beijing and Shanghai Louis Vuitton series, as well as the Dalton Pen Award for the ground Zero Sonic Memorial with Paul Auster, and one other Audie Award for the Bronx Soundwalk with Afrika Bambaataa.
Soundwalk has created over 40 walking tours—over 20 in New York alone: from the birth of Hip Hop in the Bronx with Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa to a memorial walk in Ground Zero with famed author Paul Auster. We recently completed a three-city project for Louis Vuitton in China, featuring Gong Li, Joan Chen, and Shu Qi and a unique sound experience for the Chanel Mobile Art Container, featuring the voice of Jeanne Moreau. We also produced the official Sony Pictures “Da Vinci Code” tour of the Louvre with Jean Reno, and a unique audio experience set in Midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park, narrated by Matthew Broderick.
The latest Soundwalk plunges listeners into a mind-bending discourse on everything from the future of humanity in a virtual world to the California Dream reshaping itself through history, with the voice of John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lyric writer for the Grateful Dead.
Soundwalk has also partnered with NPR, La Mer, Nina Ricci, Luois Vuitton, Chanel, Paris-Premiere, Adidas and Puma—with whom we created Puma Soundtrip in collaboration with W Hotels.
Film by Detour
Featuring Soundwalk & John Perry Barlow
A behind the scenes look at how the Soundwalk Collective collaborated with John Perry Barlow and Detour to create their walk through San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood