We again visited the website. After reviewing the operation of recorders, we split into groups of 2 or 3 people and we left record sounds around the school. We also used objects such as a soccer ball or basket, photocopier, chalk, chairs creaking , cafeteria cutlery… So we recorded sounds to the nursery, in the garden, in the computer room in the copy room, in the street in front of the school…The ideas of sounds were noted on a sheet.
All sounds are not posted, we made five recordings by group.
Here are some of our audio recordings :
In the projection room, we saw a film clip Sound of Noised, the short film is the story of six percussionists who enter an apartment break. But they do not steal anything, They go into every room and create musical rhythms from objects. Before leaving, Julie has lent a digital recorder to students to record sound at home on the weekends.
Now, here are the sounds recorded at home :
Monday morning, in the computer room, we discovered some sounds recorded on the weekend by the class. We explained again the opetation of Audacity software. We found another video by (“Wochenende”) German film maker Walter Ruttmann from 1930.
Then, we realized a first audio editing. We have learned to move, copy / paste, clean the parasites sounds, to vary the volume of the sound, separate stereo tracks and make a first mix with the sounds recorded on Wednesday at school.
We spent the session in the computer room, for a final audio editing. We added sounds recorded last weekend.
We have improved our knowledge of Audacity and found other software features. Some of us have imagined a story with our sounds.
We finally found a title for our sonic postcards.
On Friday to listen to our audio editing !
Here soundscapes that we have achieved for two days at school :
Today, we again visited the website The City Rings.
We listened to some sounds we had recorded.
Listening to sounds, we realized graphic scores. We have designed the sounds with different geometric shapes. The forms represented the rhythm or sound intensity.
Then, we watched a movie of the 1920s. The author expressed motions with colors and shapes associated with music.
When Julie arrived, she presented the project and website The city rings with the various stages of the project. We read the text that we wrote and Julie translated it into English. We tried to read it and recognize it in French. We made two groups of students, one is left with Erwan and the other stayed with Julie.
We brought a sound object from home and we recorded the sound generated by the object.
We listened to different kinds of ringtones European schools that participated in the project. There was a soft ring, some a little stronger and more unbearable.
She explained the operation of digital recorders. We recorded the sounds produced by us with these objects. The two groups are then grouped together and we listened to our own sounds.
We noted that sounds recording were different than what we perceive without the digital recorder.
There were other sounds that the recorder had been captured. Finally, we tried to guess what objects we used and how we manipulated the object to get the sound.
The group with Erwan :
The group with Julie :
Monday and tuesday, during two days, we listened the sounds that we created at home during the weekeend. We also listened the Swiss sounds before going to the BCD in order to conceive news sounds editing. This morning, we finished this work in groups of two or three and we are happy to present them to you.
Today, November 20th Julie went on to show us the blog post of the Swiss school. We watched their texts and pictures and we translated into French. Then we listened to our audio montages created last Tuesday and Julie asked us to make a review.
After that, she showed us how to use recorders. Then, we split into groups to record sounds of objects and places in our school. Finally, we listened to some sounds recordings.
We went on the hunt for sounds :
Here is our sounds created this weekend
Today, we are Tuesday, 18th November. This morning, we looked the blog, the pictures, and texts from yesterday.
Then, we listened all the sounds from Swizerland school, we looked for the objet used, the material and what they represented.
Afterwards, we listened a sonor movie and we tried to imagine some possible stories.
Julie explained us the software Audacity (how to import, move, cut and paste).
Finally, in the BCD, each group created a sound editing.
Here is the video that we eared this morning : Wochenende – Walter Ruttmann (1930)
Firstly, we discovered the Cityrings Website. Then, we translated our last article in French. Each pupil had brought a personnal object and we tried to do a sound with it.
Next, we recorded, with an audio recorder, all the sounds we did. We listened and drawed a graphic score. At least, we watched videos where people created sounds with different objects and we finished the course by discovering the software Audacity.
Here is an excerpt of the film that we watched this morning, ” Sound of Noise – Music for one apartment and six drummers”
We listened to an audio excerpt from a composition by Pierre Henry in 1963, “Variations pour une porte et un soupir”.
For a week end, we took our recorders with us and started exploring our homes, we recorded in kitchens, bedrooms and gardens… We played with sticks, stones, doors, gates, and tapestry, we rumbled with metal, wood, paper, and plastic stuff, we secretly spied on our sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers conversations, we tried to catch the sound of wind, water…
Our last editing session this week went very well. We managed to finish our sonic postcards.
It was really cool to work with the editing program to experience how sounds can be shaped, cut and combined with each other.
We hope you’ll like our sound productions !
Thank you for this experience and thank you all!