Appreciation for sound amplified at workshop

A group of Good Shepherd Catholic College students from Year 10 were treated to a new way of appreciating audio during a two-day sound-art workshop booked through Flying Arts and funded by Xstrata.

Professional artist Duke Albada from northern New South Wales shared her skills and knowledge by showing samples, explaining equipment and techniques and was a mentor during the recording and editing process.

Using only sounds recorded on the school grounds, a large amount of inventiveness went into creating or finding the right sounds for the projects and a myriad of microphones were put into action all depending on the type of sound captured.

It became common to see these students working through the breaks, capturing crowd sounds, footsteps or a footy game in action.

Good Shepherd Catholic College teacher Ann-Marie Lesca said the students thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills through the workshop.

"The works presented at the end of the workshop were of a high calibre," she said.

"With only a few weeks left in the new media course each student has laid sound foundations for the creation of an excellent sound artwork, to be presented at the schools Creative Arts night."

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