The City Rings

Day: February 26th, 2014

Sound Art Installation features at Gems World Academy-Etoy, Switzerland

An exploration of sound from field recordings to collaborative compositions, the City Rings project led to students designing a sound art installation. A symphony of sound- developed as an interactive performance where participants were encouraged to explore the sonic qualities of sound objects introduced into the performance.
Here’s a recording of the performance:

In a darkened room, beginning in silence the performance began with the roll of a single marble. Marbles continued to roll and connect as the space was gradually filled with remixed compositions, played through iPads located against walls throughout the space.
The zen like quality of sounds created an ambience of peace signifying the need for space and balance in our increasingly digital world whilst at the same time being dependent on it.

Capture a feel of the installation in this montage of the the recent arts festival:


Doctor Puigvert’s Sonic Postcards

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And after quite some work we finished the postcards :)


For the compositions we used keywords as habitable, unforgettable, fire, intense, extroverted, or fantastic.


We worked in groups of two, and some took a naturalistic approach while others had quite a fun time with the effects menu. I am sure you will recognize each of them when you listen to the postcards.
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We had some problems with different versions of Audacity installed in the computers at the school; plus some really problematic pc’s who gave us battle. But we succeeded.
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Please take a listen and comment!

Visit the freesound pack for the rest of them.


Thank you very much for your work.