Session one, together with our Music teacher Miss Lynne. We enjoyed listening to our partner school’s bell, ‘De Regenboog’ in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium. We explored the colour that the sound could be, closing our eyes and listening. We wrote down what we thought without showing anyone else and amazingly came up with very similar colours.
Here’s what we thought; grey, grey, grey-green (lichen green) yellow, yellowy orange, dirty yellow, grey.
We were challenged by emotions that can be evoked by sound, with Lara noting how the sound of any school bell makes her feel anxious.
I wonder what colour you think our school bell is?
We discovered and inquired into the sonic qualities of our sound objects, recording firstly a group composition, conducted by one student and secondly capturing each sound object individually, directly into GarageBand (we are experimenting recording directly into GarageBand on iPad which may prove tricky working with Freesound. We have a couple of field recorders too. Miss Lynne then gave us a masterclass in composition, discussing layers of sound and how to edit between thin and thick layers of a ‘cake’. Using these ideas were produced a collaborative composition.
There are only six of us in class because we have just opened so we’ll add some more mySounds on Wednesday.
Here are our first recordings.