(sonicArts) assignment: listen/notate

Due Tuesday, Aug, 28.


Listen/Notate is designed to make you more aware and sensitive to environmental sound that you normally would tune out subconsciously. Most of our focus this semester is on recording sounds, processing these sounds into musical gestures, and then arranging them into new works. Listening for unusual  and musically interesting sounds will be very important to you.


  1. For four minutes, listen intently to the sounds around you. Become aware of sounds not normally noticed.
  2. Follow the first instruction again, but this time try to write down what is heard using a system of symbols. A good way to start is to draw out a timeline on graph paper first. Use your graph paper in landscape orientation. graphpaper for download


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