Project Lead: Hannah Archambault

Number of participants: 15

Duration: 5 days

Project Outline:

An exploration on sonic environment and emotion

‘An exploration on sonic environment and emotion’ is a project that aims to collaborate and share point of views on sound creation. We would discuss and create a sound piece related to a specific emotion, chosen together. This sound would be then thought and placed into an exhibition space at RCA for an evening.

Questions such as ‘how do we collaboratively build a sound piece ?’, ‘how to make live a sound within a space with a specific light ?’ or ‘what kinds of emotions does the sound trigger on the audience ?’ are expressing the nature of the project.


Day 1: Monday 4th November:
10.00 – 11.45 am: Meeting and discussion on the project
11.45 -12.30 am: Brief history of sound (talk)

2.00 – 4.00 pm: Everyone shows a piece of sound that she/he likes and which generates one specific emotion, in order then to discuss about it
4.00 – 4.30/5.00 pm: Choosing on which emotion we would work on and Composition of the groups

Day 2: Tuesday 5th November:

10.00 – 12.00 am: Watching of extracts of movies and videos that bring this chosen emotion out and discussion about it (what are its specificities/atmosphere we could think about and noise related etc)

1.oopm – onwards: Recording sounds (outside, at the RCA, at home etc)

Day 3: Wednesday 6th November:

10.00 – 12.30 am: Showing of recordings and sharing of ideas

1.30 – 5.oo pm: Editing of sound/ recordings, building the layers of the sound together, group by group

Day 4: Thursday 7th November:
10.00 – 11.00 am: Additional time for completion of the editing
11.00 – 12.30 pm: Discussion on the exhibition space and its light : how to find a spatial and visual context for the sound ?

1.30 – 2.30 pm: Discussion and choice of the scenography of the exhibition
2.30 – 5.00pm: Setting up of the exhibition

Day 5: Friday 8th November

10.oo – 4.00 pm: Additional time (if needed for) : Setting up of the exhibition

5.00 – 10.00 pm: Exhibition at the RCA