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21 October - 17 November
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Composing with Found Sound

Also known as Acoustic ecology, explore and capture sounds around you before turning them into your very own soundscape

The picture shows a sound wave in a rainbow colours against a black background.

What’s on offer?

At FabLab Coventry we are all about creative expression, experimentation and learning interesting new digital and physical skills. We understand the importance of wellbeing and connecting with our environment in different ways. During our ‘Acoustic Ecology | Composing with Found Sounds’ session we will engage with the sounds of our environment and experiment with audio in different ways, using different techniques and processes, to create unique compositions.

What’s it about?

Composition with Found Sounds is a session in which participants will explore different sonic possibilities in the local environment and ways to be creative with sound. The session will encourage participants to listen to the environment in a different way and use materials and objects in unconventional ways to make interesting sounds.  

The ‘found sounds’ will then be transferred into a DAW (digital audio workstation) and they will be taught how to edit, manipulate, and compose with the audio recordings to create a unique piece of sound art/music. Participants will be welcome to use their voices in the form of poetry, spoken word and signing if they feel comfortable to do so. The work is completed and can take on a range of forms, with the technical skills instructor guiding and supporting participants to achieve what they are driven to create.  

Who’s leading the event?

FabLab Coventry (Indie Prasad)

Open to

Young people aged 12 to 18. All young people (aged under 18) must be accompanied by an adult.

Of particular interest to

The event will be of particular interest to young people who are: 

Interested in creative fields of music and sound design.  

are interested in learning to use audio recording hardware and editing software. 

Are interested in experimenting with sound, spoken word and/or music.  

Scheduling information

Suitable for young people 13-18 years. All young people must be accompanied by an adult. 

Event booking deadline

8th November 2023