Brief summary of activity

Look at this pattern, forms and figures. How does they sound like? Use your voice and other materials to find the sound to each figure.

Aim of the activity

Sensitization of sound.

Expected Outcomes

Awareness of sounds in daily life.Awareness about how sound influences our imagination.

experience and skills required

No specific skills required.

infrastructure, setting, resources

No specific skills required.


30 - 40 min


forms and figures (example attached) - ev. recording devices - ev. papers and pencils

How the activity should take place

The group try do descripe the sound of the pictures/pattern/structures all together. You can record it, if you want. do you all have the same imagination about the sound of this figures?

Recommended max. number of participants and trainees to trainers ratio

max. 12

Risk and possible adaptation

If you work with blind people use objects instead of figures and pictures. For example: a box, a ball or objects with special surfaces (sponge, etc.).


Split in two groups. Every group works in another room and has to find and record the sound of the pattern. The participants are not allowed to see the figures of the other group. The groups listen to the recordings of the other group and draw the forms and figures.Does the drawing look the same like the figures and forms?

Tips for Trainers

Look at Murray Schafers "A sound education. 100 Exercises in Listening and Soundmaking" to find more exercises.

max. 12

Analysis and evaluation

What sound do we associate with the of figures or objects? What do the sounds tell us about the figures and objects and why do we associated these sounds to this figures and objects?


What does the sound of figures or objects tell us about their characters or about our imaginations of their characters?
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