A Sonic City

Inspired by Florian Dussopt’s work Sonic Jungle, this workshop encourages children to listen closely to their immediate sonic surroundings. Step by step, participants single out the sounds of the urban jungle that surrounds us and reassemble them to create a sonic landscape together, using DIY tools and user-friendly open-source software.

Come listen, collect and recreate the cacophonic noises of the city, on your own and with the group!

This workshop was designed by children from Amsterdam, with support from Jurian Strik and the Cinekid festival. The tutorial for reproducing the workshop will be available here:

Materials

  • Yellow and blue Post-it Notes, pens

  • PVC pipes

  • Cardboard

  • Plastic cups

  • Flexible plastic tubes

  • Bottles

  • Plastic bags

  • Straws

  • Ditto Mic looper

  • Mic and XLR cable

  • XLR cable to mini-jack cable

  • Computer speakers

  • Ink (can be replaced by painting)

  • Large sheet of cardboard or thick paper ou de papier épais (square format)

  • Aluminium foil larger than the cardboard or paper sheet (4m x 5m)

  • Set

Tools

  • Marker

  • Saw

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