The City Rings

Day: October 5th, 2010
2010
05/10
Tuesday

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We divided the mobi class in two groups and made a composition with the iSounds of the Oriol-Martorell school (Barcelona – Spain). We first listened to the sounds and we heard:
– turning with a neckless on a wooden table
– singing teakettle
– sharpening knives
The sounds were very nice and trilling, so we made two short compositions about “tension”.

This is how the first composition looks like on the computer.

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2010
05/10
Tuesday

End of Day 1…

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We had a great day making different sounds with different objects. We really enjoyed using the new equipment and look forward to continuing to use it. We enjoyed experimenting with our iSounds. Here are some photos from the day…

It was quite hard to think of our iSounds because we had to choose something that was associated with us but we were limited to objects we could find within our school. It was good to listen back to all the sounds afterwards. We learnt what other people like to listen to.

We talked about how you can hear sounds but not notice them. You can ‘zone them out’.

So, here are our iSounds, recorded today…

Tomorrow, when we go out recording, we are going to be more careful with handling the equipment, especially the microphones. We’re also going to make sure we don’t hit the microphone on the object we are recording.

Get back to us soon with lots of comments! Looking forward to tomorrow…

2010
05/10
Tuesday

First day – iSounds

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We’ve been thinking a lot about our iSounds. We’ve come up with some really good ideas and we think it might be quite hard for you to guess what they are…

We think it’s going to be a fun day going out and recording sounds around Portlethen.

We were really interested and loved listening to the iSounds from Ghent 1. We tried to guess a few of them: we think we heard a horse galloping, a car, ripping paper, velcro and flicking through pages in a book. Were we right? We had to guess because we couldn’t understand the language!

Here are some photos of the sonic maps of Portlethen: we are going to follow these routes tomorrow to collect our sounds…

2010
05/10
Tuesday

iSounds (1)

First day at Oriol Martorell school. We started presenting the project and the first exercise, iSounds. After that, pupils experimented with their objects trying to obtain different sounds from them. At the end, the students listened to the recordings and selected one sound per object. You can listen to these sounds next.

We emphasised the autonomy of students when recording the sounds. Although that may lead to less quality recordings it gives them a good hands-on experience with the equipment that will be useful at latter stages of the project.

iSounds Spain by Serafin Alvarez

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