RECORD THE UNKNOWN!
Brief summary of activityAfter learning how to use portable recorders, the participants go in a quest to record different sounds or languages around their town.
Aim of the activityRaise awareness of different languages or sounds
Expected OutcomesAt the end of this activity, the participants will know:
Recording Devices and different types of Mics
Further awareness of the sense of hearing
Getting to know how do differ between sounds, languages and people
experience and skills requiredExperience on the use of portable recorders
infrastructure, setting, resourcesIf trainees know digital editing, laptops or studio might be required for editing. If they don't, these wouldn't be necessary.
Length2 to 4 hours depending whether participants are editing their recordings.
Materialsdifferent types of microphones, 8 or more headphones, computers.
How the activity should take placeDivide the group in pairs. Each pair of participants get a portable recorder and could choose if they want to “catch” 5 strange “unknown” sounds or to record 5 “unknown” languages in the city.
The two partners should share the task of recording.
Back in the studio, they could cut the material (if they already learned how to…), otherwise it has to be clear before, that they need to set the recording in advance, so it won't need editing and it would facilitate the listening experience of the other participants.
The added value is the quest feeling behind it and the different material.