On October 5th, we had an online meeting for Media Design class introducing sounds. Here are the following discussion questions were were asked to answer. Below are my responses to those discussion questions.
- In his text, Schafer refers to the concept of Schizophonia. What is it? Can you list some common contemporary examples?
- How can we interpret ‘natural silence’? Have you experienced it and where? And perhaps most importantly, for how long?
- What do you think about the structure of Hildegard Westerkamp’s “Nada Soundwall’ piece? How does it progress? What kind of sounds do we hear in it? Can you list some of them? What can those sounds tell us about the place? Name some specific examples with a time reference (for example, at 3:13 we hear… It suggests…)
- Under Outer Orientation Functions of Sound, Zettl lists a leitmotiv. What is it and can you provide an example from everyday life use of sound leitmotifs – in pop culture or your surroundings?