The educational material “Composing Sounds through Digital Apps” is addressed to teachers who want to discover sound with their students, to produce recordings inside and outside the classroom and to compose music with digital tools.
What do the words “sound”, “soundscape” and “listening” mean? What does the term “contemporary music” include and what is the art of sounds? In the first section of the handbook, we approach these concepts as a way of introduction to the world of music. The second section is followed by activities that could form the axis of a complete workshop. Practice your hearing by listening and recording the sounds around you, recollect auditory memories with your students, understand the close relation between emotions and sounds, and learn recording techniques to compose your own work as a group, which can be connected with other artistic school activities.
By approaching sound and music interdisciplinary, we suggest a series of actions that do not require knowledge of music. Artistic discovery is our main intention, with the ultimate goal of enhancing expression and communication, through engaging in new artistic pursuits and forms of expression.
Addressed to secondary school teachers.
Teachers and students are not required to have prior knowledge of music or electronics.
The handbook was developed as supporting material to the educational program “Composing Sounds through Digital Apps” carried out by the Onassis Stegi in 5 secondary schools in the school years 2018-19 & 2019-20. The educational program and supporting material were organised as part of Interfaces and inspired by the workshop series "Sound-based creativity at schools and in the community" led by De Montfort University Leicester.
The “Compose with Sounds” software, which can be used as a key composition tool in the “Composing Sounds through Digital Apps” educational program, was developed by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Center (MTIRC) of De Montfort University in England.
Thalia Ioannidou: Musician, sound artist
Michalis Moschoutis: Musician
Dimitris Patsaros: Musician
Vasilis Tzavaras: Musician
Translated from Greek