Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Disliked Sounds and Innovative Thinking

Eco Newsletter March 2011 posted on the wall at the Strathdevon Primary School welcomed us by telling about the Quiet Garden. Now, this looked very promising for us, who were visiting school in order to inquire about the sound preferences of the pupils.

After two memorable meetings, here are a few examples from the young villagers of Dollar aged 10, 10 1/2, 10 3/4 and 11 when asked about sounds that they would like to change in Dollar.

“Lower the sound of engines” 
“The traffic at night”  
“My mom singing in the shower”
“I would like to change Justin Beeber [Bieber] singing voice”

And when there is a problem, there is a solution:
“Dogs barking a lot, dogs barking occasionally”
"The road drill - I would make it play a tune”
“The squeaky gate - silent”
“Hoover - I would make it play rap music”

Tomorrow it is time for the recordings and listening to the sound samples.

Heikki Uimonen 

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