You will 学习 about soundwalks and to identify the differences between 声音 听 in different 地点 You will be encouraged to make a 声音漫步 and to 录制 the 声音 that you 听

Why Soundwalks?
These are walks in which we 聆听 out for all of the 声音 which 环绕 us

In order to discover the soundscapes and 声音 环境 that 环绕 us we can go on soundwalks These are planned walks that take you on a pathway past a variety of different 声音 源 You follow the pathway and 聆听 to the 声音 around you you can think of it like a tour but instead of looking at buildings and paintings you are 聆听 out for the 声音 around you

Soundwalks can introduce us to new 声音 and help us to train our 聆听 技巧 When 人 take part in their first soundwalks they are often surprised by how many different 声音 they can 听

Where Do Soundwalks take place?
Soundwalks might take place within buildings or outside And might either take us to a few 地点 that are very different or to 地点 that 包含 a lot of 类似 声音

Soundwalks are most interesting when the 旅程 of the 声音漫步 passes through a 范围(排列) of different 声音 环境

声音漫步 Instructions
What do I need for a Soundwalk?

The first thing that you’ll need is a supervisor or a couple of friends who are willing to 聆听 to 声音 with you

This will keep you safe and also give you someone to talk with about the 声音 that you 听 on your walk

The next thing that you’ll need is a route

也许 look at a map and try to plan a 旅程 that takes you through a few different areas e g past houses a factory a river near a road but also passes through key 地点 e g town 中心 with the 时钟 bell railway 站 bus 站 shopping 中心

Once you have your route planned then you’ll be ready to set off Be sure to take any supplies with you that you might need snacks are aways a good idea and to be prepared for the weather

重要 声音漫步 Pointers

This should be fun

Try to set personal 聆听 challenges

For 例如 hunting out the most interesting 声音

Or challenging your friends to identify the 声音 that you are 听觉 You could play a game like ‘Eye Spy’ but adapt the rules so that they 作品 for 声音 ‘Ears Hear’!

Try to minimise the amount of talking while you’re on the 声音漫步 because you’ll miss out on 听觉 the 声音 around you

BUT if you 听 some really interesting 声音 do point them out to your friends and 也许 discuss them while you’re out and about
There is no point being out with your friends and then ignoring them! It’s much more fun to make soundwalks a joint activity

OPTIONAL – You could 录制 the 声音 that you 听 on your walk using a mobile phone or a 领域(野外) 录音机 so that you can 聆听 again to them at a later date

What if I can’t go on a soundwalk?
If for whatever reason you’re 不 able to go on a 声音漫步 then why 不 take a 聆听 to the Guided 聆听 声音漫步 Woodland 声音漫步

Soundwalks and Composition
Some 作曲者 使用 soundwalks to collect new 观念 and inspiration as well as to collect 声音 录音 which they can 使用 in 作品

You might find some really great 声音 around you that can be used within a 作品 or the 声音 you find might inspire a 作品

There are so many interesting 声音 around us and with the world being such a changing place there are always new 声音 to be 已有

活动 One
Make a 音符 of the 声音 that you 听 on a 旅程 也许 on the way home or between classes

What 声音 do you hear?
Can you 描述 the 音高 时值 and 相对 响度 of the sounds?

What about the 声音 Qualities?

活动 Two
Copy your 音符 onto the 计算机 and upload them for other 人 to see and compare

Find the description of another 声音漫步 that someone else has made

Can you 想像 the 声音 that they 听 from the descriptions provided?

Did they 听 anything that you heard?

What 声音 were 独特 to either of you?

What is it in these 声音 that allow you to 识别 the location?

Consider the 音高 时值 模式 and 声音 品质 of the 声音

Acoustic 生态学 Contextual 聆听 环境 声音 高度 聆听 声音 源 声音 Walk

a walk where the participant or participants concentrate on 聆听 [paraphrase of Schafer 212–213] The 主要 goal of the 活动 is to facilitate 高度 聆听 When more than one 人 is involved 静音 is expected throughout no chatting during the walk And there is 通常 a discussion about the 声音 and the 声音漫步 at the end

Soundwalks can be 录制 and used as a 源 of 声音 or used as an inspiration for 作品