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Beginning April 15
The Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk
Pleasure House Point Park, Virginia Beach
Produced by Eclipse Projects & The Office Performing Arts + Film
Free and open to the public


This spring, Virginia Arts Festival presents Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK – an immersive audio experience that uses music to illuminate the natural environment of two Coastal Virginia locations – Pleasure House Point Park in Virginia Beach and The Elizabeth River Trail in Norfolk. Through a specially designed app, music performed by the world-class musicians of SOUNDWALK Ensemble follows visitors as they navigate the park and trail.

SOUNDWALK is FREE to use and allows guests to experience world-class, immersive art while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Simply install the free app on your phone and download one or both SOUNDWALKS, plug in your headphones and walk in the designated area at your own pace and direction for a unique experience that will give you a deep connection to art and nature.


Scan QR code to download app

About Ellen Reid

As one of today’s most innovative artists, composer Ellen Reid won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for her opera p r i s m and is recognized for her incredible body of work, including sound design, film scoring, and ensemble and choral writing. She created SOUNDWALK to be a nourishing, immersive experience for people, to escape the stress of the current challenges we’re facing together.


Ellen Reid, Composer and Sound Designer


Alex Sopp, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rachel Drehmann, horn
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Sidney Hopson, percussion
Kyle Poole, drums
Ashley Jackson, harp
Mathis Picard, piano
Ellen Reid, synthesizer 
Eliza Bagg, voice
Mona Tian, violin
Nadia Sirota, viola
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Russell Hall, bass

Eclipse Projects - Producer 
THE OFFICE performing arts + film - Producing Consultant
ECHOES.XYZ - App Design and Development
Playtime Studio, Los Angeles - Art
Daniel Neumann - Audio Engineer
Nadia Sirota - Remote Recording Producer

Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK was co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Mann Center for the Performing Arts in association with The Fairmount Park Conservancy, and the Britt Festival Orchestra.

Made possible in part by the support of Mindscapes, Wellcome’s international cultural program about mental health.

Ellen Reid Music (ASCAP) Worldwide rights administered by Soundrights Music (ASCAP), a division of Modern Works Music Publishing

All music ©2020-2021 Ellen Reid

Norfolk Partners

Virginia Beach Partners