1. Deep Listening: Creative Collaborations Mobile Storytelling Workshop (2017) Summary: Classmates interview each other. Create from the story told by your Interviewee: 1. A 1-2 minute sound art performance that is shared with the class next week that helps the class embody their story with movement or several movements. You are helping the class “Walk in their shoes” just for a moment. 2. The performance can be via headphones, over the loud speakers, or spatialized sound. You have only 2 minutes of set up time so spatialized sound would most likely be asking your Interviewee to borrowing their laptop to play sounds from simultaneously as your own. 3. You must include at least one full sentence that was spoken by your interviewee. It can be their recorded voice or you speaking it live or recorded. It can be repeated. Remember to retain the integrity of your Interviewee. Honor the trust that was given in the interview. 4. Consider what the audience does with their bodies. Example: Are they to curl up in a ball to listen? Do they form a big circle and turn? Interpretive dance? Or perhaps you take them outside the classroom. Identify where the performance takes place, and be clear with your instructions. 5. Identify the mood. Was the story deep, light, humorous, sad, etc.? What one gesture does the story make you feel like acting out? What does it feel like to do that gesture? (try it) A selection of pieces can be found here: http://www.listeninglistening.com/mobile-storytelling.html Please listen to tracks: 03 and 20
2. Acoustics I class, Art Institute of San Francisco, Civic Center Soundmap (2013)
Create a Decibel Level Soundmap
Summary: 1. Create a soundmap at Ai classroom and the surrounding City Center neighborhood using the decibel level readers as a group, Blogger, a mapmaking site (sadly now defunct), and Soundcloud. 2. Compare the recordings it to the decibel sound levels of charts like this one: http://www.noisequest.psu.edu/images/soundlevels.jpg
3. Deep Listening class, TA with Pauline Oliveros, Environmental Mix (2016)
Study in Mixed Environments
Summary: 1. Listen to all the files that other students have uploaded. Choose one or more of these files to mix with your own home environment. You can add as many tracks in AUDACITY as you want. 2. Download the files you want and use the AUDACITY envelope shaper to fade the file up or down in your mix. Only use the ENVELOPE SHAPER for this assignment. Be sure to use envelope shaping to start your file and to end your piece. 3.Finesse the beginning and ending with fade up and fade out. You may use as many files as you wish and fade them in or out at will at any time during the process of mixing the files together. 4. Think of a title for your piece. 5. The piece should be 2 to 3 minutes in duration. 6. Upload your piece to the Discussion Board for this assignment 5 as an MP3 attachment so that everyone can listen to your file and you can listen to every other file. 7. We will listen to each piece. Each composer states the title of the piece before it is played. After we listen students give written and verbal feedback to the composer. Everyone is expected to take part. Think about what you listen for in a piece of music or sound art. Be prepared to give written feedback for each piece and also to speak to the composer on what you heard in the piece.
4. Deep Listening class, TA with Pauline Oliveros, Pulse Mix (2016)
Summary: 1. Choose files from the published clips of your fellow students to edit, process and mix with your own clips and compose a 3-minute piece. 2. You may use all the editing functions of Audacity to transform the clips you choose to mix with your own. For example: Using the EDIT menu you could use the SELECTION TOOL to CUT and PASTE any part of a file to another track, or use the ENVELOPE TOOL to change volumes, or use the TIME SHIFT TOOL to shift any part of the file to the right or left, or use the DRAW TOOL to draw changes to the sample. Using the EFFECTS menu you could choose to CHANGE PITCH, CHANGE SPEED, use ECHO, WAHWAH, REVERSE etc and many more. 3. You could apply EFFECTS to a short or long sample. Be sure to give your piece a good start and a nice ending. Try FADE IN or FADE OUT. 4. GIVE YOUR PIECE A TITLE. Upload the composition to the RPILMS site.