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Mars

Sounds of Mars

Family workshop in sound fiction creation

Education

What noises does the Perseverance make as it moves over the surface of Mars? And what is the roar of a city in space like? This sound fiction creation workshop invites you to imagine the sounds of planet Mars. Using different sound reproduction and recording devices, but also other, unexpected tools, we’ll be playing and exercising our ears and creativity.

We know that sound cannot be heard in space. But imagining it is an interesting and very different exercise in creative speculation: immersed as we are in the society of the image, we often fail to exercise the other senses. Taking this reflection as their starting point, the Music Technology Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University and Fundació Phonos present a workshop based around the creation of sound fictions in space. What noises does the Perseverance make as it moves over the surface of Mars? And what is the roar of a city in space like?

In this workshop we’ll be encouraging our auditory imagination to create new sounds using sound reproduction devices, program synthesis and synthesizers, effect modules, various objects and even our bodies. All of them will be added to the sound map of the Freesound file and transform the Martian space that we create. The process will be based entirely on discussion, teamwork and the distribution of the tasks of scriptwriting, sound production and recording.

The workshop forms part of the Sons de Barcelona project and sets out to encourage interest in sound and its technologies as ways of discovering and influencing what is around us.

Listen to the fictions created so far

Participants: Sons de Barcelona

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