Faculty of Design
Play It By Ear, Part 4: Sounds
In my process of studying sounds, I aimed to create a collaborative storytelling process through the documentation of sounds. Specifically the sounds of creating. This website would encourage people to use any materials available to them to create create a quick five-minute art piece inspired by the previous/latest recording. They would record the sounds that resulted from their creative process for thirty seconds out of the five minutes and it would get added to the catalog of sounds on the site. Sound as a tool, can be extraordinarily powerful not just in communicating but also preserving— in containing, transferring, and expanding knowledge. How can we “take notice, interact and make sense through listening and sounding?…[…] [As explained by] Brandon LaBelle’s notion of the invisible: ‘Sound, in this regard, puts bodies and things into motion by extending their reach; a literal moving away that, in doing so, shifts our perceptual frame from its material anchoring, its source, toward an evanescent becoming’ (LaBelle 2017, 32, emphasis in original)” (Carla J. Maier, The Here and Now of Listening).This would encourage improvisation through an interactive and collaborative piece that creates a repetitive final product. It can expand and grow infinitely and act as a tool for community, creativity, and storytelling.**Website is generously coded by Ali Qadeer!**Click the link below!
“'Listening here is not about finding solace. But the weight of the unknowable functions as a reminder that attunement demands listening again. As LaBelle notes, ‘according to an ethics tuned to the...” [More]
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