Listening to the sounds of the mountain diorama
Our soundscape focused on The Grand Hotel lobby based on Nanaimo's Royal Hotel in 1890 The old town reflects the late 1800's growth of British Columbia's economy and society We wanted our soundscape to reflect the sopciety and general ambience that could be found inside the hotel during this time period.
Using sounds of metals and furs being traded, rowing canoes and waving masts of ships, the discovery of British Columbia by Captain Cook and his men are recreated in a soundscape using household items.
The soundscape follows the travels of a Japanese glass float after it has broken free from its bindings and moves its way across the ocean to the shores of British Columbia. As it travels, it bobs in and out of many different cultures and music, but it always keeps the hum of the Ocean.
Based on Nanaimo's Royal Hotel (1890), our soundscape highlights the haunted past of Vancouver Island. Immerse yourself into our historic tea party in "Tea Party After Dark". Listen for the chime of the ancient grandfather clock, he clanking of bone china, and the final haunting notes of the old piano.
Fishing for some is a way to escape from the outside world. I am hoping that the peaceful and recognizable sounds will bring people back to that happy place.
When approaching this soundscape, I focused on sounds both inside and outside the shop. The car, tools being used, music being played in the background, the mechanic walking about his shop, and the city going on with his daily routine. As points the sound is pleasant in nature while at other points it is almost too loud and hard to listen to.
I present you a soundscape with all the noise I made when I listen to music. So you have an idea what my parents used to hear. This sound clip is original, it was all recorded and edited by myself.
My soundscape includes two different exhibits from the RBCM's Old Town exhibition: the blacksmith as well as the country home are combined with various different sound clips obtained from Freesound.org website to create my project. Last breath is a story formed out of my interest in implementing visual stories through auditory means.
The free people are in a market close to the harbour, buying and selling when a ship arrives with more free people. Everyone rejoices because of this new people.
Imagine you find yourself standing in a field of wheat...
The soundscape was inspired by the fur trade exhibit, and more specifically, the mural of the mountain range behind it. Mountains seem to convery a sense of stoic, timelessness that continue on after everything else had come and gone.
My soundscape composition is focused on the history of the Canadian Navy, and its effect on our country's natural and social environment. I have taken a special interest in the BC Navy's effect on the West Coast. My goal in this composition is to create a send of natural peacefulness and harmony, which transitions into chaos and destruction.
An audio journey into an audit to examine the inner workings of a mining operation. Using mainly industrial noises this audio track represents a journey through the portal, deep into the workings and ends at the new diggings. Many of these sounds were mined from an industrial setting to enhance the experience.
Aboard is a short soundscape depicting what life may have been like
aboard the HMS Discovery and the HMS Chatham. My goal was to create both
a natural and metaphorical aural landscape of Captain Vancouver’s
voyage, through the use of both edited and raw sounds.
Tea travel is a composition of cultural and historical context of teas journey from its origins straight to your cup. From the field it was grown to the boats docking in North America, tea becomes a traveler of sea and land. From every slurp of tea, a feeling of warmth and comfort can be experienced in all cultures.
The goal of my soundscape was to recreate the sonic environment that might resemble what a pioneer logger would have heard, and contributed to, at a timber rafting site like the one depicted in he diorama. I was important for me to put the listener "on the ground" so to speak, and I tried, to the best of mys ability, to create a spatial atmosphere
My goal with this composition is to explore layers: layers of sight, layers of sound, layers of meaning. The repetitive nature of the water wheel and the ever-changing outcome of its cycle inspired me to use subtle variations within my soundscape while maintaining a constant, pulsing foundation.
For this Chinatown track we decided to portray a modern soundscape of our experience walking around Victoria's Chinatown. As the scenery has changed dramatically over the years, the sonic experience is constantly being reshaped and made anew.
While videogames are an even more prevalent aspect of everyday life today than they were when the Nintendo Entertainment System made its north American debut in 1985, there are particular sounds, social dynamics and rituals that used to take place around video games that are slowly dying out as technology becomes more advanced.
This composition serves as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) original soundtrack of my youth. It is a compilation of my favorite, most played (though not necessarily completed), NES video games scores and sounds. Listen to some of my most fond gaming memories, frantic button presses, and failures!
This soundscape aims to provide an audible representation of an average evening in the life of a man. A man who enjoyed collecting exotic items --centered around a Mosque lamp that would be on display on a desk, or on display in a museum.
My soundscape is inspired by the homestead exhibit, as well as by my own family's history. I have attempted to recreate the sounds and emotions of what my ancestors experienced in the late 18th century, after losing their home, as well as many loved ones, in the Scottish Isles, and starting a new life in Bruce County, Ontario.
The sounds we hear throughout our day may affect more than we know. Certain sounds, or collections of sounds come and go throughout our day unnoticed.
A walk through time and place with a basket of meaning. Gratitude to Christine Seymour for the story and to Christopher and Wilfred Thomas of the Kwantlen Nation for the song.
A compilation of sounds accumulated on bicycles, by bicycles and for bicycles.