The City Rings

Day: April 23rd, 2012

Hello from London

Today was the first day of the project for the children of class 5w at Galliard Primary School. The class is big and has 30 pupils so it took quiet a long time and required lots of patience in listening, recording and describing all the sounds they had to share.


We were very intrigued to read about the other schools and compare them to Galliard which has around the same population as the whole of Hailuoto island, Finland!


Here is the link to the mySounds pack including all the sounds the children recorded.

and here is a few selected to quickly listen to…

We didn’t have enough time to make a soundscape with all 28 sounds we recorded but here is a short but sweet composition entitled “The Extraordinary Tunnel”……..

more next Tuesday, May 1st



Hello from Braga

Hello world!

Braga has just started its participation in the City Rings project. We are working with 5th grade and 6th grade pupils from Colégio João Paulo II. As this school doesn’t have a bell, we recorded the church bells right next to it.

Before starting to record “mySounds”, we saw a video about foley recording and discussed how some sounds create the illusion of coming from a totally different object than its real source. After this discussion, every pupil recorded a sound they loved. Here are some examples:

You can hear and download the whole “mySounds” pack here.

Then, we listened to all the sounds and tried to associate each one with different objects and meanings.
To end the session, we did a small SoundScape with the sounds they have recorded. The students decided the order of the sounds and whether to include them or not.