Schönfeld Park: Sound path

The idea for implementing a sound path inside Park Schönfeld originates from a project in 2002 in the context of the application procedure for the 'European Capital of Culture 2010'. Despite the application failure, the idea was driven and finally implemented by a group of individuals involved.

  • GPS X : 9.474420547485352000
  • GPS Y : 51.296866454117094000
  • Project start : 2002
  • Website :
  • Project Status : Implemented in part
  • Ownership : Public
  • Accessibility : Unrestricted areas
  • Project Team : Prof. Walter Sons (Initiator), Brigitte Sons, Olaf Pyras (Klangkünstler), Wolfgang Bode (Verein Schloss Schönfeld), Regula-Maria Ohlmeier, Margit See und Reiner Möller (Umwelt- und Gartenamt), Ruth Wagner (Kulturamt), Annette Ulbricht (Universität Kassel)
  • Brief Description : 'Park Schönfeld: Sound Walk' is a project which links music, arts, nature, public open space, physical movement and social encounter. It represents a remarkable component of the fruitful relation of arts and nature between 'Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe' and 'Karlsaue' park.

    The 'Sound Walk' invites visitors and guests of Park Schönfeld to activate one's senses for the various sounds of the arts objects in collaboration with nature.
    Currently, there are six sound objects:
    - 'KlangStelenKlan (SoundStelesKlan)': five steles from Schlesic Marble by sculptor K.-J. Dierkes),
    - 'Basaltfächer (Basalt Fan)': five finger-like ordered basalt steles resting on concrete pillars,
    - 'EinKlang (UniSon)': four huge steles from Anröchte Grreenstone, in cubic shape, by André Füsser and Olaf Pyras,
    - 'Klanggitter (Sound Grid)': a stair-rail equipped with steel braces by the artist Werner Redeker,
    - 'Summstein (Humming Stone)': by stonemason Gunnar Ravn
    - 'Klangbalken (Sound Beams)': by Michael Wilkens.

    Furthermore, there are plans for implementing the following projects:
    - 'Stein und Wasser (Stone and Water)',
    - 'Baum und Wasser (Tree and Water)': illustrating the hidden sounds of tree roots,
    - 'Schallmauer (Echo Wall)'.

    All in all, the 'Sound Walk' is to consist of approximately 10 sound objects after completion.
    Visitors of the park who have played with the sound objects confirm that the 'Sound Walk' contributes to the cultural development of the city as well as to the improvement of the park in particular (exemplary design of the public open space!), given the fact that the sound objects present a sustaonable facility.
  • Image Title :