The City Rings

2011
19/10
Wednesday

Sonic Snaps from Penzance

For our third session at Humphry Davy School here in Cornwwall we had a really productive morning!

We looked at the website for the first time and finally said a proper hello to you over in Barcelona and in Gent. We really enjoyed looking at your photographs and listening to some of your mySounds and Soundscapes and discussing them. Take a look at the Soundscapes page for some of our thoughts and comments!

After we had a look at the web site, Cat played a few recordings that she had made in and around Penzance and other parts of Cornwall. We had to guess which sounds we thought were recorded in Penzance. It turns out 5 out of 6 were recorded in Penzance, and 4 of them on our school grounds – we’d never have guessed that some were recorded here! This really showed how a real variety of sound can be found even in a small area.

We also talked about sounds that we associate with Penzance – not all of them were obvious! They included:

  • The sea
  • Seagulls
  • Old grannies
  • Horses hooves
  • Traffic
  • The crunching sound of eating Cornish pasties!
  • We weren’t able to go out of the school grounds to record our Sonic Snaps, so Cat will use these ideas to make some recordings around Penzance for our Sonic Postcards next week.

    Having done this, we were excited about getting outside with the recorders and recording our Sonic Snaps around the school. You can listen to some of the results here. Can you guess how they were made, or which part of the school they were recorded in?

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