Session 1

An example of a piece created using only the technique of field recording:
Ernst-Reuter-Platz – by Evelyn Saylor

‘Enst-Reuter-Platz’ – An example of a piece created using field recording
  • choices are: when to press “record”, where to go, in which direction to face, when to press “stop”. No additional processing.
  • See: “Soundscape composition”. Context-based compositions using recognizable sounds, allowing listeners to tap into their lived experiences and the audience’s collective memory.

An example of a sound created using only the technique of studio recording:
Electric Toothbrush on bowl – Evelyn Saylor

‘Electric Toothbrush on bowl’ – An example of a sound created using only the technique of studio recording
  • get to know the instrument and play it. Experiment with how you set up the recording. No additional processing.
  • Another example of a sound created using only studio recording, specifically close recording of a very quiet sound to amplify it and change its effect:
    Bottle Rocking on Piano Strings – Evelyn Saylor
Bottle Rocking on Piano Strings – Another example of a sound created using only studio recording

An example of a piece (a study!) created using only cut up and looped recordings (not even any layering):
“Etude aux chemins de fer” – Pierre Schaeffer (1948)
– (also an example of a piece from the “Musique concrète” school)

An example of a piece (a study!) created using only synthesized sounds:
“Studie II” – Karlheinz Stockhausen (1954)
– (also an example of a piece from the “Elektronische Musik” school)

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