Exploring Environmental Sounds

29 Jan 2012

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Train: Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill

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This workshop focuses on the sounds that we hear everyday but rarely take the time to listen to and appreciate. To begin with participants will be given a brief overview of some of the main properties we associate with sound and how people have used found sounds for musical purposes over the last 100 years. Participants will be introduced to basic audio editing techniques using free software (audacity) and look at various approaches to capturing and transforming sounds. Each participant should contribute one sound recording, no less than 30 seconds and no more than one minute in length. After a brief introduction outlined above, participants will split into groups where they will investigate and assemble their sounds into a composition/audio journey.All participants will have the choice to have their work exhibited in The Road Less Travelled and be able to take their work home with them. Choosing a sound: In keeping with the theme of this exhibition, each participant is asked to record and provide a sound that reminds them of a journey specific to their own experiences. If we consider how many sounds we hear every day this in itself provides each participant with an almost limitless selection to choose from. Ideally, each sound should be emailed to the following address once you sign up for the workshop: with the subject line Exploring Environmental Sounds Workshop. This should be in mp3 format. For enrolment please vist the web address provided

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