Climent, R, "Hu - a sonic puzzle in Chinatown". An interactive city soundwalk for GPS audioguide, 2011

Ricardo Climent (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


“Hu - a sonic puzzle in Chinatown” is a geo-locative soundwalk composition created by Ricardo Climent as part of LocativeAudio(.org) project by NOVARS. It was part of a larger soundwalk tour entitled “City as Augmented Aurality” taking place in Manchester, UK between 10th-12th June 2011.
This city soundwalk tour was sponsored by Cities@manchester (later Manchester Urban Institute) and encapsulated five newly created compositions deployed on NoTours platform. NoTours (currently discontinued) was a geolocative technology originally developed by Enrique Tomas and Horacio Dieguez (Escoitar) in 2010. The geolocative tour included pieces by composers such as Brona Martin, Suk-Jun Kim, Mark Pilkington, Ignacio Pecino and Climent himself, who commissioned NoTours to organise a number of audiotours in blocks of 15 soundwalkers during the festival.
“Hu” is an enigmatic Sonic Puzzle in Chinatown, Manchester, where soundwalkers must unfold the mystery of the murder of a Roast Duck (Pekin style) who made a scape from a local restaurant. The voice over is narrated by voice actor Gordon Delap (Leitir Ceanainn) and the story and is informed by a fictional murder rampage started by a mysterious character canvassing Chinatown area.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherNoTours Audioguides
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2011
Eventother; 1824-01-01 - Recorded in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


  • geolocative
  • soundwalk
  • Chinatown
  • murder
  • Sonic Fiction
  • locativeaudio
  • locativemedia
  • NoTours
  • Escoitar
  • Sonic Puzzle


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