Wellesley Soundscapes

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Wellesley Soundscapes in Anthropology of Media

The goal of this project was to create a sense of meaning, memory, time and space through the manipulation of sound elements—both recorded and “live.” Students recorded their own voice-over narration and ambient sounds and combined them with music and other sound effects to create a 5 location tour of the Wellesley College campus. The students planned their audio tours to be heard alongside the visual, auditory and other sensorial elements the listener encounters at the tour locations.

Students worked with the professor on planning and storyboarding and participated in a technical instruction session covering the recording equipment, microphone techniques and software.

A complete Soundscape from this class, Wellesley in the Wee Hours, is available online through iTunes U - Wellesley.

Faculty: Julie Chu
LTS Staff: Heather Woods, Rebecca Darling
Keywords: Soundscape, Audio Recording