Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment.

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, SOUNDWALK is user-guided: the path you choose dictates the music you hear, and no two visits will be exactly the same. 

SOUNDWALK offers you a chance to enjoy new perspectives on one of Dublin’s most cherished locations the historic garden and park St. Stephen’s Green – through music. 

For SOUNDWALK Dublin, Ellen Reid’s SOUNDWALK draws on music performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Kronos Quartet, Shabaka Hutchings, Nadia Sirota, James McVinnie Ensemble and the Soundwalk Ensemble. SOUNDWALK blends public art, music and technology to create an immersive journey of fresh perspectives.


• Reception in parks can be spotty! We strongly urge you to install the app on your phone and download a soundwalk over wifi before you set out.

• Press ‘Start’ where you have strong mobile signal — the app will follow you even outside of service areas, but it needs a little signal to get going.

• Make sure your phone has plenty of juice so your walk isn’t cut short.

•For more tips and info, visit the FAQ page

Creative Team

Ellen Reid, Composer and sound designer
Eclipse Projects, Producer
ECHOES.XYZ, App design and development
Playtime Studio, Los Angeles, Art
Nadia Sirota, remote recording producer 
Daniel Neumann, Audio engineer

Ellen Reid Soundwalk Dublin in partnership with OPW supported by IPUT Real Estate


IPUT Real Estate Dublin is one of Ireland’s leading commercial property companies and has been investing in Dublin’s built environment for over 50 years. We have an international reputation for delivering the highest quality in everything we do. Our buildings and spaces are a canvas for art, design, and creativity which improves the accessibility to public art, and allows us to partner with artists to explore the intersection of the urban landscape and the creative industries. We are fortunate to have recently worked with both established and up and coming artists.

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. 

Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is made possible in part by the support of Mindscapes, Wellcome’s international cultural program about mental health.