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Attentive listening workshop on soundscapes.


Performative workshop on attentive listening and Soundwalks by Ferran Lega.




Hildegard Westerkamp and the "Soundwalks".


Soundwalks are a listening exercise that help us become aware of our immediate acoustic environment. It's also about the aesthetic pleasure of listening. Hear sounds that we might otherwise have missed; We will listen to the rhythm of sounds, the sounds of water and the ecosystems that have been created around it. It is about enjoying the sensual beauty and the sheer surprise that sound gives us…


A soundwalk is a tour focused on listening to the environment. The term is first coined by members of the World Soundscape Project led by composers R. Murray Schafer and Barry Truax, in Vancouver in the 1970s. Hildegard Westerkamp, from the same group of artists and founder of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology , coined the concept Soundwalk.




We will take a walk to listen attentively to the sounds that surround us, expanding the magnitude of listening through headphones and a recorder that will allow us to amplify the sound of all the elements that we have around us.




Melisma means song in Greek. In Western music, it generally refers to the extended vocalization of a vowel or a consonant.  


Action 1. Based on Murray Schafer's exercises.


Listen carefully to the sound around you.


Identify the loudest sound you can.

Identify the quietest sound you can.

Identify the softest sound.

Identify the most natural sound.

Identify the most artificial sound.

Identify the saddest sound.

Identify the funniest sound.

Identify the most boring sound.

Identify the most constantly interrupted sound.

Identify the most repetitive sound.

Identify the most arrhythmic sound.

Identify the most natural sound.

Identify the most dynamic sound.

Identify the sound that gives you the most feeling of well-being.

Identify the sound that makes you feel the most discomfort.

+ listening exercises.

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