EARS 2

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

Projects

Music of Sounds – Introduction

In this project you will: Be introduced to sound-based music. Begin to develop your listening skills. Start to explore the ways in which you can transform and control sound. Learn how composers create compositions using recorded sound. Extra More Details This project contains the following pages: Music Made of Sounds Deep Pockets [Guided Listening] Drawing [...]

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Real-world Sounds – Beginner

Sounds are all around us. Real-world sounds are those sounds that we often don’t think to pay attention to – for example, the sounds of birds in a forest, or the whistle of the wind.  They can tell us a lot about what is happening and provide us with a lot of new and interesting [...]

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Manipulated Sounds – Beginner

In this project you will: Be introduced to the revolution that occurred in sound, facilitated by recording. Begin to think about sounds on their own, separated from the object that causes them. Develop your listening skills and begin to explore the ways in which you can transform and control sound. Learn about the parameters of [...]

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Generated Sounds – Beginner

Electronic technology changed music making forever. With a loudspeaker to convert electrical signals into sound, a wide range of completely new, artificial sounds could be created. In this project you will: Understand the technology that makes electronic music possible. Learn about the basic scientific properties of sound, and hear how soundwave shape affects the sound [...]

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Real-world Sounds – Intermediate

Soundscapes contain a great diversity of sounds – some near, others far. The size and shape of the places we are in will change what we hear. In this project you will: Explore the makeup of soundscapes. Begin to understand how spaces affect sounds. Develop skills in sound transformation so as to create soundscape pieces [...]

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Manipulated Sounds – Intermediate

In this project you will: Continue to expand your skills in listening and begin to consider the different modes of listening. Begin to explore sounds as abstract objects free from their original source or cause, learning about gesture and texture. Be introduced to Electroacoustic Music and work towards creating your own piece, which explores the [...]

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Generated Sounds – Intermediate

In this project you will: Discover how drones can be used as the basis for Electronic Music. Learn about modulation and how modulating signals can be used to transform sounds or control effects. Discover composers who use drones to create rich, musical textures. Apply this knowledge in the development of your very own Electronic Drone [...]

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Real-world Sounds – Advanced

Soundscapes can be constructed from a variety of different sources. We can even use abstract sounds in order to construct dramatic soundscapes. In this project you will: Learn how sounds can be used to articulate a given narrative. Understand how sound can operate both within the world of the scene (diegetic) and outside the world [...]

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Manipulated Sounds – Advanced

In this project you will: Explore the abstraction of sounds to their fullest extent in the creation of minimal, ambient and textural works. Be encouraged to consider that less can sometimes be more. Use subtle shifts and complex soundwave interactions to create a discourse of ebbs and flows within the textural materials that you create. Create [...]

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Generated Sounds – Advanced

In this project you will: Discover the world of Microsound – how small chunks of sound can be used to make enormous pieces. Learn about granular synthesis – the way in which any sound can be split up and reassembled into new sounds. Discover composers who use ideas of Microsound to create fluid granular clouds [...]

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Noise and Glitch – Intermediate

In this project you will: Explore the world of unwanted sounds. Learn about noise, glitch and feedback. Be introduced to the idea of noise music and work towards creating your own piece. This project questions what noise is and if sounds still remain noises when we use them in music? Extra More details: This project [...]

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