Project Photo Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/northernspark/albums/72157719880910224
Sol Soundgarden Instructions:
To experience Sol Soundgarden you need a smartphone or tablet with internet access.
Follow these simple steps!
ANNOUNCING EXTENDED HOURS FOR Sol Soundgarden!
This project will be re-activated on Saturday, June 26th from 10 am to 10 pm.
- Download the app BUNDLAR from wherever you access apps for your device.
- Download the Sol Soundgarden Bundle and type in the code SOLSOUNDGARDEN
- Open the Sol Soundgarden map here.
- With your device, head over to one of the St. Paul locations on the Sol Soundgarden map.
- Once you are at a Sol Soundgarden site, walk around and explore. Follow the clues on the map to find the Sol Soundgarden sign. Open the BUNDLAR app and focus its camera on the sign to reveal the sound blooms.
- Watch and listen!
Make sure your device is charged!
Bring headphones! The sound blooms have a different soundscape at each site and you’ll want to listen carefully.
Can’t hear the sound? If using a phone, make sure the ringer and sound functions are turned on.
If you get logged out of the Sol Soundgarden Google map, go back to the Sol Soundgarden page on the Northern Spark website and open it again.
There exist a magical world between reality and dreams where beautiful flowers thrive that are like no other on Earth. These magical blooms grow in the special places in the Frogtown and Rondo communities. Only visible during the Summer Solstace, once the beautiful flowers have attracted an admirer, they share the beautiful music they have made from the collection of sounds around them. Luckily for you, Dameun Strange has put together a crack team of Sayge Carrol, Matshoshi Matsafu, and Kahlil Brewington, all of whom have expertise in their locations of these Soundblooms and how to find them in the Frogtown and Rondo communities. You will be able to use your mobile device or a printed map to find, listen to and admire them all. Hopefully, you will find a shop, a park, or another location you have never been to before during your search in this alternate reality adventure.
Dameun Strange is a sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer whose works are focused on stories of the African diaspora, often exploring afro surrealist and afro-futurist themes. He currently lives in the Frogtown Community of Saint Paul, MN with his wife, Corina, and their son, Ezra.
Dameun Strange social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Sol Soundgarden collaborators:
She is an illustrator, user experience designer and all-round creatrix. she loves to build/design immersive experiences, art, and tech that centers blackness. Always seeking collaboration with folx to create engaging, delightful, and impactful work from a lens of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
She is a Sound Artist. She is the bloom of my ancestors. Her roots drink in and carry the stories and lessons of the past, both theirs and mine. Her life is a dream from long ago existing in this moment. She works with clay and make the instruments to create her soundscapes. Collaborating with ancestors to create a world she wants to live in. Co-creating with artists and storytellers. She creates to bring us together, to build what is needed, working in different media to create the right mix.