The City Rings

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2010
29/10
Friday

Wispelberg 5

Today we did a last excercise about the dynamics of a rather small city. We made a composition, not with the computer, but we recorded it real-time.

2010
22/10
Friday

Wispelberg 4

The students of Wispelberg had the chance to record their sounds during the week and finished their city composition today. This is a personal “view” of the city by Emma, Alperen, Delphine, Kasper, Maya, Anaïs, Manon and Mira. Enjoy and feel free to comment!

2010
20/10
Wednesday

Wispelberg3

Making preparations for the cityscape: scenario + recording technique. Check!
Now the students get a week time to record the sounds they need to “tell” their personal story.
Next week they’ll make their own composition. Exciting!

2010
20/10
Wednesday

mobi 4

The pupils of mobi, recorded there own sounds and made there own compositions about how they experience their city. Do you notice similarities or differences with your own town?

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2010
13/10
Wednesday

mobi 3

Today we made some exercices on recording sounds and we wrote our personal script about what fascinates us about our city Ghent. During this week we are going to record all the sounds we need for the script and next week we are going to make a composition with it of one minute. Hope you’ll like it!

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2010
11/10
Monday

Wispelberg2

Session 2 for us , the Ghent2 group is a really small group ( 8 students ) which allows us to work really focussed and concentrated. We first investigated the Spanish sounds . Some sounds were reallyreally beautiful and (almost) impossible to guess ( maybe that’s why they’re so beautiful ?) Afterwards we started brainstorming and working on the composition. The 2 boys almost got blown away by all the ideas the girls had. Auditive Girl Power . The group decided to work with ‘tension’ as a focus. Sounds were chosen , organised , moved , copied , erased and so on with the composition above as a result.

Afterwards the group was really happy with the composition although they din’t think it was really ‘tension’, but more like ‘scary’ or something. According to them ‘tension’ & ‘scary’ is not the same thing. Tension is postponing , waiting for something ( scary ) to happen ( without it’s actually happening ). Their composition is scary because it’s not waiting for something to happen , it’s happening right there !  And who are we to deny that ?

Let us know what you think !

2010
05/10
Tuesday

mobi2

We divided the mobi class in two groups and made a composition with the iSounds of the Oriol-Martorell school (Barcelona – Spain). We first listened to the sounds and we heard:
- turning with a neckless on a wooden table
- singing teakettle
- sharpening knives
The sounds were very nice and trilling, so we made two short compositions about “tension”.

This is how the first composition looks like on the computer.

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2010
01/10
Friday

wispelberg1

Day 1 of the project The city rings.  We recorded and evaluated sounds.  Afterwards we listened to the intro of a movie “Delicatessen” (Jean-Pierre Jeunet).


These are our iSounds

2010
30/09
Thursday

ghent1 and ghent2

Aifoon works with two schools in Ghent for the project The city rings :

The schools are next to each other along the waterway Coupure. Ghent is located in the Flemish region of Belgium and has 237.000 inhabitants and 65.000 students.

2010
28/09
Tuesday

mobi 1

Our first introduction workshop in Ghent at Mobi. The group is mainly populated by boys (only one girl!) who study to become a truck driver.  Each student brought along a sound object (no voice, no musical instrument, no pre-recorded material, or ringtones). This sound object functions as a sort of “audio ID”. We recorded the sounds and evaluated the characteristics of this sound and the associations that come with it.

iSounds by Aifoon

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