Today we had the first session of the The City Rings November 2012 edition. And the first session is the Mysounds session, as you all know ;)
So we asked the participants to bring some objects today to class, beloved objects, or objects that represent them in a way or another. But what we did not tell them is that we were going to explore those objects as if they were musical, or sonic, instruments. And that is what we did.
First we talked in group about the materials and shape of the instruments, and about the different ways to “activate” them in order to produce sound. It is no the same to rub slow than fast, against wood or fabric, continuously or leaving silences, etc.
After the group introduction we gave everybody a few minutes in order to test and write down around 5 to 6 ways to get interesting sounds out of the objects, and then we recorded some of them. You can listen to a selection here:
Thanks for tuning in! until next time :)