The annual sound art festival SoundWalk, held in Long Beach, California, has been set for October 6 and 7, 2006. Applications are due by August 5. While this year’s event is still coming together, check out the extensive downloads available from the 2004 and 2005 festivals (at soundwalk.org). Highlights include entries by John Kannenberg, “Horizons” (MP3), an eerie overlay of static and street noise; Harry Um, “Wilshire Boulevard” (MP3), a slightly more melodic version of what Kannenberg’s up to; and James Adams, “Snow for the Trees” (MP3), a stream of gurgles that suggests a low-res nature sim. Other participants last year included j.frede and Steve Roden.