Earwalk is a workshop to take a walk together outdoors while listening to the sounds around you and answering questions on worksheets.
You will share us where your group walked around, what you thought, and what you put on your worksheet, while listening what you recorded during the fieldwork. There might be something new for you when you walk around with a different point of view and knowing how others listen to sound.
Let's set out for a little journey to "listen" to the scenery.
Before going for a walk, listen to the soundscape of a particular place and make a time to answer the questions on your worksheet. The questions are:
The front side of your worksheet let you see the sound of the place as a single "soundscape" and answer these questions.
The back side of your worksheet let you focus on every single individual sound you hear and answer these questions.
Set out for listening with your group or pair. Your group can decide on where to walk. During the experience, you need to stop twice to listen and answer the same questions above.
1 You are going to walk outdoors for hours. Please refrain from joining the workshop if you don't feel well. Make sure you wear warm enough in winter or protect yourself against heatstroke in summer.
2 Never approach any dangerous place such as keep off areas or cliffs. Always be cautious about the situation around you rather than being absorbed in listening to sound or filling in worksheets. Your safety first.
3 Please note that I am not liable for any accident or loss during the workshop.
Translated I've never spent such a long time to listen to the soundscape before. I think I can make good use of it to music. How we hear depends on how we feel through the five senses - that's important.
Translated It was a precious time to make myself "nothing". My mind starts to complement sound out of everything when eyes are open, but I am able to empty my mind and body, and feel purified when I close my eyes. Happy to share a "point" in our lives.
Translated Noticed there are a lot of sound I've never noticed because I always put headphones when I go outdoors. Earwalk is nice for a change.
Translated When I focus on the sounds coming in, I hear the ones I haven't noticed in my daily life, ones I wish they were here, or ones I dislike. Things might be changed when I turn my attention to sound when I take pictures which I only paying attention to something I see.
Translated What I found interesting is that I hear differently depending on wind or ground.
Translated This is my first Earwalk and had a strong interest in types or nature of sound. It was surprising for me that the soundscape around us is something we can taste this much. I also learned how difficult it is to explain what the sound is like, and I want to be able to tell how and what I feel.
Translated Surprising to see that my ears are choosing the sounds I favor though I have never "listened" to busy streets, and I'm glad to find a sound pleasant for me. I'm going to focus on slight and faint sounds.
Translated I was at a loss at the beginning because everything is up to us, but I think it's a good workshop to have a good understanding of how each one feels.
Translated There are various sounds in the city, and interesting to see that every single ordinary sound gets together and form a soundscape representing "life" or "where people come together". I also found out I like the sound of bicycles except a screech of breakes.
|Fee||Various according to a project|
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PayPal (credit card): 8.7% of the item price
PayPal (bank transfer): 7.4% of the item price
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|Return / refund||
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