Participants in this workshop will explore the soundscapes of San Francisco. By using headphones and recording software which amplifies the sounds that surround us every day, we can pay closer attention to what may otherwise be left unheard and unnoticed. Like the sound of our own footsteps, much of these details are drowned out by the multitude of other sounds in a busy urban environment. We will become collectors of these audible vignettes as we explore different settings from the Transamerica Redwood Park to the San Francisco Ferry Building. Places we may have walked by for years will be fresh again as we hear them with new ears.
At the conclusion of our walk, participants will provide their sound samples to me for editing. With their newly discovered sound samples, I will assemble these pieces into audible collages. Participants will get back a representation of the environment they paid the most attention to via the project website. Each person’s collage will create a unique perspective and experience for the listener.