The Voyage of Sound is a multidisciplinary project which aims to generate intercultural understandings through a combination of collaborative creative expression and critical research. The fusion of traditional and new media with critical research is aimed towards generating emergent pathways of cross-cultural conversation. In doing so, our project will explore the flow of sound across the global sonic landscape, considering the disjunctures between tradition and hybridity, the local and the global, and the centres and peripheries of global cultural flow. As globalisation intensifies in its interconnectivity – understood as a multifarious and amorphous interconnectivity – such conversations, or horizontal encounters ‘from below’, will provide new understandings of the role of arts practice and critical research in a transforming global landscape.