Secret Sounds Workshop is a listening and composition experience that gets participants investigating a hidden sound world that exists in many a dull everyday object.
These sounds are exposed using contact microphones – special crystal elements with electrical properties on disks or film that can be applied to different surfaces, picking up the tiniest of vibrations.
The Secret Sounds series of workshops feature a range of activities including building contact microphones, creating expressive instruments out of everyday objects and investigating ways to make music with these found instruments.
The Secret Sounds Workshop is suitable for all ages, and can be a fun family experience also.
Participants at the Secret Sounds Workshop in Supernormal 2013 recorded a sound collage with their electro-acoustic inventions: