Orientation for Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Cairns Campus of James Cook University.
Faculty member, artist and lecturer Jill Chism guided us through an exercise in creative listening – what follows are my impressions from that exercise.
whirring hum of computer fan
whistling buzz of florescent lights
soft breathing of students
whispering sheets of paper sliding on laminated desktops
seats creaking and groaning
muted voices from adjacent rooms
roller door grinding in it’s tracks
clickety-clack of door latch as door opens
musical birdsong and excited voices in distance
distant rumble of aircraft and machinery outside
We also drew our impression of the sounds we heard. This is a section of the audible landscape I rendered.