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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

LECTURE: The Architecture of Sound | Shea Trahan


Interactive nature between architecture and sound. (15:46) Shea Trahan’s TEDxVermilionStreet talk explores the interactive nature between architecture and sound.  Using a combination of live demonstrations and pre-recorded examples, Trahan shows us the power the built environment can have on sound and our emotional connection with that sound and space. He proposes using our current knowledge of the relationships between structure and sound to develop ideal chambers of meditation for therapy, study, and enjoyment.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Soundscape: Shanghai




The Soundscape of Shanghai (5:24) Beyond the city’s iconic sights plays a soundtrack that tells the story of its past and present..  The air of Shanghai is saturated with an immeasurable number of sounds: the braying of street vendors, the pumping anthems of dancing grannies, the ice cream truck jingle of the city sweeper, the rumble of a passing car, the chirping of birds in a park, the wind passing through a narrow alleyway

Lecture: Charles Amirkhanian, Bernie Krause, Walter Murch


Surrounded by Soundscapes: (1:24) Composer Charles Amirkhanian, soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, and film editor and sound designer Walter Murch consider the environmental implications and artistic possibilities of aural landscapes and ambient sounds.



Education: Body sounds - Rain Storm


Rain storm: Using the body to make sounds (1:46) A teacher experiments with children using their bodies to create the sound of a rain storm. Source: YouTube

Lecture: Ocean’s Soundscape



Finding your Way in the Ocean’s Soundscape (17:37). Lino Camprubí presents a Haus der Kulturen der Welt lecture on underwater communication. November 2, 2018. Lino Camprubí is Researcher at the University of Seville in the Ramón y Cajal program. He focuses in oceanography, acoustics, and the global environment, as well as the acoustic construction of the maritime as a sonic space. Among his publications are Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime (2014), Technology and Globalisation (with David Pretel, 2018), the special issue Experiencing the Global Environment (with Philipp Lehmann, 2018), and articles such as The Sonic Construction of the Ocean as the Navy's (2018).

Education: Soundscape lesson grades 3-5


Creating a Soundscape (6:09) A music teacher works out a quick soundscape lesson that he will be teaching grades 3-5.  Source: YouTube

Lecture: Applied Soundscape


Applied Soundscape: How Sound Connects Us (17:54) Sound is all around us, but how often do we think about the impact it has on us and how it connects us to our environment? 

In this unique talk, Lisa Lavia of the Noise Abatement Society and Harry Witchel from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School illustrate through a series of auditory demonstrations the importance of sound quality (rather than simply decibel levels) in the built environment. Source TedXSquareMile

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Soundscape: Mission San Juan



Mission San Juan Part 1 (0:34) Take a moment to close your eyes and take in the soundscape at Mission San Juan (San Antonio, Texas). The Yanaguana Trail and nearby San Antonio River attract native bird species to the site. Carp splash in the river below. In the distance, hear airplanes taking off and landing at the historic Stinson Municipal Airport. City sounds fade into the background. What do you hear at Mission San Juan that people have been hearing at the site for over 300 years? Source: Facebook.