You can explore to capture sound, you can use sound to explore and you can explore sound itself. It is for these reasons that we asked the British Library Sound Archive to contribute to the Explorer Camp we are programming at The Secret Garden Party this July.
The Wildlife Section has passed us some amazing, strange, weird, annoying, familiar and exciting sounds that we will be using in a wild workshop.. if you come along we will be challenging you to name, look like, feel like, replicate, move like and explore using the sounds of wild animals.
You should definitely check out their website. They’ve mapped thousands of sounds that you can listen to online.
In The Geography Collective we love playing with sound. Personally I love hearing the Ring-necked parakeets in London parks. Their squawks never fail to transport part of me to the tropics. I enjoy recording the sounds of one street and then listening to it while walking down an adjacent one.. it plays with the realities of the place and can quickly make you feel disorientated.
We are really looking forward to this session at The Secret Garden Party and hope to see you there.