Workshop on Listening Methods

Salomé Voegelin, Anna Barney and Mark Peter Wright co-designed and led a workshop with MA Sound Arts students at London College of Communication. The session explored the ways in which students listen to specific examples from sound arts and the sciences; what methods and approaches are employed; how identification can aid or hinder knowledge; and what language is used to describe listening experiences. Conducted within an experimental and discursive environment the workshop has enabled an early focus on methods, and the ways in which students’ approach, value and discuss sound and listening across disciplines.

Image shows students sat in groups discussing the questions: what techniques do you use to listen and do you trust your ears?

Image shows students holding a spectrogram and discussing what they might hear in the image

Image shows student sharing thoughts to classmates

Image shows a board with various words pinned around visual spectrogram print out