The City Rings

Day: February 6th, 2014

Breton remix

Today, we started the second session with exploring the website and listening the Mysounds from Barcelona.
We tried to guess what object was used to produce each sound, and we associated a gesture to each sound (to tear, crease, tap, shake…). We imagined the ways of producing and material.




After listening to the mySounds from our sonic companions in Barcelona, our imagination got really started. We decided to remix their sounds. We learned how to use this software, how to import, edit, level the sound and we discovered the stereo. We picked up our headphones and opened our laptops to start composing. By trying and improvising we found out how sounds can be shaped, copied, cut and combined.




Finally, We did a selection of four sounds and we started an audio editing with Barcelona sounds. We have worked with pairs (2) on laptops to create our first soundscape with the software Audacity.




We gave a title to our sound composition, here are our soundscapes. Enjoy listening!


Lou and Lylou – “Clac Flash City”

Lauranne and Fantine – “Le gratte-gratte city”

Karine and Elouan – “Scissors”

Laura and Louna – “Track rock”

Youna and Tessa – “Castanets of Barcelona”

Gabin and Enzo – “Guitar and sand Barcelona”

Louise and Alexis – “Drum war”

Maxence and Miguel – “MaxGuel”

Jeanne and Nolween – “Clac Boom”

Louise and Nolween – “The best rings”

Stella and Leandre – “Flash tamer”

Alban and Orlane – “Fireworks”


Here is our installation in the classroom! We had some small problems of logistics and battery for the computer. We work with several networked laptops.


and Mysounds from Barcelona !

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And here we are with a lot of beloved objects that represent us.


We started the class by checking the blog, where we learned about your school, and also that you were younger ! and cute :P


We wondered about the kind of sounds that you can hear where you live and around the school. We talked about vehicles, animals and the weather; and tried to imagine the differences between Barcelona and Saint-Guinoux


We’ll discover soon, with your sonic postcards!


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After demonstrating collectively how do you attempt to find sounds in an object, by looking for its materials and different ways of “activating” them; everybody started to work on his own .
We explored for quite a while, and wrote down about 5 different sounds per object. Selecting, in the end, about 1 or 2 per person, to be recorded.
As you can see the objects were quite diverse (even a BMX bike!) and so were the manners in which we activated them.
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Listening, and in particular listening through the recorder, was a way to understand better the possibilities of each object. Is it plastic or furry? is it ressonant inside as an instrument? can it turn or twist?


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We look forward to read and listen to the sounds you recorded, and to what you do with our sounds. And we are also very excited about listening to your sounds and composing something out of them. How will it sound?
It will happen soon!
Thank you for the work!
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