The City Rings Project – connecting experience through sound

Searching for the school bell

The City Rings International sound art project aims to encourage young people to exchange experiences about the place where they live through sound. The initial task for grade 5 students this week was to take a photograph and record the school bell. We discovered that we have an electronic bell and set put to search for the source of this. Enrolling the assistance of our site manager, Mr Bruno, we journeyed to the basement of school where with numerous different keys and levels of security managed to access the source. We recorded our journey there incorporating the sound of the bell.

Introducing students to GarageBand on iPad we remixed the layers into our first composition. One student noting it “sounds like we are in a departure lounge at an airport”.

The project will journey over the next two weeks in collaboration with music and art teams. We shall connect with a children in Brussels to share our sounds.

Here’s the source of the bell.

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