Re: dis-ability theory in EA


Subject: Re: dis-ability theory in EA
From: macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 05:31:07 EST


SOUNDS wonderful :-)

EAM wrote:

>
> Sonic Arts Network is currently running a wonderful project called
> 'Sonic Postcards' [www.sonicpostcards.org]. Sound artists,
> electroacoustic composers and the like are working in schools throughout
> Britain making sonic postcards. A number of the schools involved are
> special schools where the children have physical disabilities, learning
> difficulties and other conditions that make it extremely difficult for
> them to be in mainstream schools.
>
> I have just completed a postcard in a special school where the kids had
> all kinds of learning difficulties - brain damage from birth, varying
> degrees of autism, Downs syndrome and other conditions. The project was
> amazing. The kids were fantastic, full of ideas and fabulous vocabulary
> (utterances, physical gestures etc) for articulating their experiences
> of sound. They went out into their immediate environment, listened
> intensely, recorded sounds (using an iRiver iHP-120), came back into the
> classroom, edited their recordings (using ProTools Free and Audacity)
> and put the sounds together. In my book, that's composing.
> --
> Robert Worby



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