What does it mean to listen and map the soundscape of class, race & gender?
Can a soundscape create exclusion or inclusive spaces? Can sound be used as a weapon, as propaganda? In this one day workshop, you will be taught techniques of deep listening, sound walking, sound mapping and finally, the creation of a graphic score.
This workshop will introduce you to a brief history of sound walking, sound mapping, deep listening and finally the creation of graphic scores. You will then take part in a deep listening sound walk around Huddersfield and within the Holocaust Museum, following which, you will construct a large scale, group, sound map. You will explore how sound can be mapped to spaces, but also, how sound, as a social construct, can be shaped by class, race and gender, that our impression of the soundscape, our sensory engagement with space, is not removed from social, cultural or economic conditions and experiences.
The workshop is limited to University students and staff only. It is part of our research for the production of new audio guides for our exhibition >>> https://hcn.org.uk/latest/audio-guides/