The City Rings


Sonic Snaps from Rennes

During Session 3, we listened to the compositions performed by the Spanish and Belgian students, what beautiful work! We tried to find our own sounds that have been used by other students in their audio editing. We commented on each soundcape, you can read our comments in section Soundscapes ! We worked with our French and english teacher to write these comments.
Then we went out on the playground and out on the corridors to hunt for sound safari !

The instructions were clear:
– Record environnemental sounds
– Record a moving object with the recorder in a fixed position
– Record a stationary object with the recorder motion
– Record a close sound (“zoom in” on a sound)
– Record a far away sound, distant

the maximum time allowed for recording was 15 sec. And we had to save at least 5 sounds in this session.
We have combined the use of a digital recorder that of a camera: use a microphone stand , “zoom in” on a sound, etc..

We made two groups of students, and we started recording various sounds in our workshop rooms: linen room, kitchen, housing.. We have professional workshops in our curriculum. We recorded sounds outside of the school (playground, corridors, halls, study room …)



Here are the field recording that we made last week:



During the weekend, we continue recording at home, we had the same instructions as the session 3. Today in class, we listened to our sounds and we tried to guess the objects and places recorded. Here’s what we recorded, your turn to guess now!

Then we start the compositions of sonic postcards from Audacity, and we will finish the editing tomorrow morning!




Soon for new Soundscapes!

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