The Soundscape We Live In

In these participatory arts workshops, Merovee leads an all-audience group from field-recording to sound design. Participants learn to use microphones and recorders, indoors and outdoors. They analyze and sort their records to select the most relevant. Together, they choose an audio processing (reverb, saturation, delay & more) that participants manipulate in real time through MIDI controllers. The sounds created are then grouped in a sample bank available for free download in CC-BY license.

Through this work on their environment, participants take a fresh look at the sounds that make up their daily lives, from the animal species around to the omnipresent human noise pollution.

To download the samples, go to Merovee’s Freesound account.