The City Rings

2012
26/01
Thursday

What Barcelona did with the sounds she received from Ghent

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This was the second session at Santa Anna school. We listened carefully to the sounds we got from De Wijze Boom and De Toverberg students. Obviously, first we tried to guess the source of each sound, but most of the times it was too hard to say! These sounds are really good. Sometimes we had to close our eyes to hear better.

 

As we went on, we also tried to describe what we heard and how we felt about it. You can describe a sound in many ways. Physically (as short, long, high or low pitched…), making a subjective assessment (as nice, unpleasant, funny, untidy…), or even trying to imagine a scenario for each sound (like…this sounds like washing the dishes, this sounds like a train coming or this sounds like a puppet show). We also paid some attention to how the sound “looks”. You can guess a lot from looking at a sound wave!

 
Afterwards we did a short explanation about how to work with Audacity -the program we use to edit- and we compared it to some sort of table, where you put some sounds, and then you can cut them, move them around, re-order them… whatever you want. Easy!

 
So, we decided to work on the composition alltogether. We discussed which sounds we wanted to add, where did we want them, how loud… and when students had different opinions they talked in order to decide if to proceed one way or another.

 

 

Finally, we also did some kind of experiment. We wanted to hear all the sounds we got from Belgium at the same time. The result? noisy, but good!

 

 


One Response to “What Barcelona did with the sounds she received from Ghent”

  1. De Wijze Boom Says:

    Hello from Ghent, from ‘De Wijze Boom’. We think you have found very nice combinations of our sounds! Putting all the sounds together is a bit weird, but a nice result, how did you come up with the idea? We very much like the sounds in reverse and we think you make very funny ends on the compositions. We are very curious what you think of our sounds! byebye!

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