10/06/2015 (Wed) 2-3pm, 17/06/2015 (Wed) 2-3pm
Thanks for the invitation by Mr. Lee Chi Ho, we held two listening workshops with F.4 to F.6 students of The Salvation Army Shek Wu School. Through the listening exercises, we raised the question about sound, listening, yourself and the relation with the society, thus to encourage students to become an active listener, also be active to create.
In the first session, we turned the daily mundane materials into “sound objects”， for instance, rubber band, plastic fork, file holder, water, paper, glass bottle, metal box, drainer etc of different combination. Some students took the role as “performer” and some took the roles as “conductor”, together with some beats, students jammed an improvised ensemble.
After the students made the sound map in the second session, they compared and realised each of them could have different interpretation of the same sound, it is very subjective and unique. Take a look for the following students to see 3 different ways of expressing cicada’s sound: (see above soundmaps)
Finally, 60 students picked an impressive sound they heard in the campus, and mimicking this sound together to reconstruct the soundscape of “early summer afternoon of The Salvation Army Shek Wu School”. (ooops, why so many weird and noisy creature had come out!)
There are many ways to record sound, mimicking sound, reinterpret sound with a group is also a way to record and create.