Discover the exciting world of electroacoustic music and learn to make music with sounds.

Discovering Music All Around Us

Learn how the invention of recording technology opened up the doors to the discovery of a whole new world of musical possibilities. Discover composers who believe music is everywhere and those who seek to make music out of everyday objects.

This is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the world of sound based music.

Drone Music

Drone Music is made from long, sustained tones which are added to or subtracted from over time.

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A [ears2_encyclopaedia_entry_link id="8583"]microsound[/ears2_encyclopaedia_entry_link] is a sound that is too short to be heard on its own. It can last up to ca. 1/10 of a second. Microsounds, when heard together, can create fascinating and sometimes very dense sound complexes. Microsounds can be generated electronically or use samples as their base material.

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Unwanted Sounds

Unwanted Sound

Noise is normally described as ‘unwanted sound’. But noise sounds can be very interesting too.

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Modes of Listening

Learn to listen in different ways. Either to the properties of the sound itself (musical listening), or to the source of the sound (contextual listening).

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Making New Sounds


Working with the technology of sound recording and playback, people soon discovered that they could create entirely new sounds. By manipulating the electrical signal sent to a loudspeaker, sounds that had never existed before came to life. The loudspeaker became part of an instrument itself.

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You will learn about soundwalks and to identify the differences between sounds heard in different locations. You will be encouraged to make a soundwalk and to record the sounds that you hear.

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New Ideas in Sound


With the invention of recording technology, the way in which people thought about sounds was completely changed. All sounds could be captured, brought into the concert hall and used musically.

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Sounds Around Us


What do sounds tell us about a situation?

Further develop your listening skills and learn to decode the sounds around us.

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Theatre of Sounds

People often say, a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes, a sound can be worth a thousand pictures.

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