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Earwalk

A Workshop to "Listen" to the Scenery

Earwalk is a workshop to take a walk together through nature or city centre, while listening to the sound of the place and answering questions on worksheets.

We share where your group walked around, what you thought, and what you put on your worksheet, while showing what you recorded during outdoor listening. 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.

Upcoming

There is no upcoming workshop / lecture. Feel free to send me your request.

What You Do

Part One
30 min
Indoors
Introduction

  • About me
  • About the workshop
  • Photography agreement
  • About worksheets & notes
  • About recording & taking videos
  • Introduce yourself
  • Grouping
  • Part Two
    30 min
    Outdoors
    Outdoor Listening (everyone together)

    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:

  • Is there any change or anything in common with the previous place?
  • Is there any change when you close your eyes?
  • How would you explain the soundscape?
  • How would you describe the soundscape as a drawing?
  • Moving sound / Stopping sound
  • Natural sound / Artificial sound
  • The closest sound / The farthest sound
  • The loudest sound / The quietest sound
  • A sound unique to here
  • A sound unique to this country
  • The most impressive sound
  • Which sound do you need / not?
  • Which sound do you want to leave / remove?
  • Your favorite sound /
  • Single sound / Continuous sound
  • Guess sound in the past / in the future
  • Part Three
    60 min
    Outdoors
    Outdoor Listening (individual)

    Set out for listening freely with your group. During the experience, you need to stop twice to listen and answer the questions above.

    Part Four
    20 min+
    Indoors
    Sharing

  • Share what you wrote on your worksheet
  • Share what you felt, thought
  • Who it is For

    Anyone above 4 years old. For example:

  • those who always use headphones to listen to music
  • those who want to explore the area in terms of "sound"
  • What it is For

    This workshop itself has no purpose. Take care of what you think and feel during the workshop.

    What to Bring

  • Pen
  • Rain gear
  • Camera (if possible)
  • Recorder (if possible)
  • Notes

    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.

    What People Say

    こんなに時間に余裕を持って外の音を集中して聞いたことは無かったです。音楽に生かせそうです。寒い、暖かい、五感的な面で変化すると感じ方も違う。雰囲気って大事だな~

    — 17 Feb 2013 Nagoya, Japan
    — 2013/2/17 大須(名古屋市)
    自分自身を「無」にする貴重な時間でした。目を開けていると勝手に音を想像してしまうのですが、目を閉じることで自分の体・頭をからっぽにすることができ、浄化されるような気がしました。人生の「点」を共有できたことを嬉しく思います。

    — 20 Oct 2013 Okinawa, Japan
    — 2013/10/20 ヤハラヅカサ(沖縄県)
    普段はイヤホンで音楽を聞きながら歩いているので、今まで気づかなかった音・声などなどが聞けて新しい発見ができました。良い気分転換になりました。楽しかったです。

    — 3 Aug 2013 Osaka, Japan
    — 2013/8/3 天神橋筋六丁目(大阪市)
    目を閉じて聴こえてくる音に集中してみると、普段気づかなかった音が聴こえてきたり、こういう音があったらいいのにとか、耳ざわりに感じる音があったりしました。普段写真を撮る時に目に見えるものばかり意識していたので音にも意識を向けてみるとまた表現が変わってくるのかなと思いました。

    — 15 Sep 2013 Kagoshima, Japan
    — 2013/9/15 天文館(鹿児島市)
    風の音の違い、地面の違いによる音の違いがおもしろかった。

    — 22 Sep 2013 Saga, Japan
    — 2013/9/22 佐賀(佐賀市)
    初めて音さんぽに参加して、音の種類や性質にすごく興味がわきました。音楽ではなく、身近にある音でこんなにも味わうことができると思ってびっくりしました。音を人に伝える際の難しさを感じ、せっかく感じたことは伝えられるようになりたいと思いました。

    — 21 Jul 2013 Tokyo, Japan
    — 2013/7/21 中野(東京都)
    今まで大##目の前で「きく」ことはしてこなかった。それでも、自分の耳は気に入った音を選んでいたことに驚き、最終的に心地よい音に出会えたことが嬉しかった。「かすかな音」にもfocusが向きそう。

    — 21 Jul 2013 Tokyo, Japan
    — 2013/7/21 中野(東京都)
    自由度が高くて初めはとまどいましたが、それぞれの感性を楽しめるイイワークショップだったと思います。

    — 20 Oct 2013 Okinawa, Japan
    — 2013/10/20 ヤハラヅカサ(沖縄県)
    街中でも意外と多くの音が鳴っていて、ひとつずつは普通なのに集まることによって「生活」とか「人のいる場所」の音に変わっていく感じが不思議だった。自転車のチェーンや走り出す音、スタンドの音は好き(普通)だけど、ブレーキの音は好きじゃないんだなあと思った。

    — 3 Aug 2013 Osaka, Japan
    — 2013/8/3 天神橋筋六丁目(大阪市)
    Very interesting. Gave me an opportunity to "view" the sound you don't recognize that you hear. Eye sight and ear "sight" are very different. The former keep you from seeing the latter.

    — 1 Apr 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands
    — 2017/4/1 ユトレヒト(オランダ)


    — 9 Apr 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands
    — 2017/4/9 ユトレヒト(オランダ)

    I Can Organise It For You

    I accept offers from anywhere in the world as far as I can handle my schedule and fee. It's also possible to alter the contents for special occasions such as educational or therapy programs. Check out the following requirement and feel free to ask me.

    Language
    English / Japanese
    (no interpreter needed)

    Duration
    2 hours
    (Can be shortened or split)

    Capacity
    4 - 20 people

    Ages Admitted
    4 years old and over

    Equipments Needed
  • Chairs
  • AC (mid summer or winter, depending on climate)
  • Staffs Needed
  • Assistant (guide)
  • Cameraperson (photo)
  • Cameraperson (video)
  • * These don't always have to be separated.

    Fees
    Rough standard (EUR): €90* or higher
    Rough standard (JPY): ¥9,000* or higher

    * With participants below 10 and a staff, on "pay what you want" basis above the fee. Could be higher depending on venue fees and travel expenses to the venue.

    Payment Methods
    Credit / Debit Card
    The following credit or debit cards are accepted:
  • Mastercard
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  • Maestro
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • PayPal

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • PayPal balance
  • Bank transfer
  • Bank Transfer

    From Europe
    iDEAL, Sofort or IBAN
    From Japan
    Transfer to Japanese bank account

    Send a Request

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    You Can Organise

    Anyone can organise, modify this lecture/workshop as long as you specify that the deviser is Kazune Koyama. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. This workshop is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.