Savage, Jonathan, Challis, Mike


Sound Reflections: The Influence of Acoustic Ecology on Classroom Composition

Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology: Vol. 2 No. 2. Burbury, B. C.: Simon Fraser University: 36-38.


Language(s): English


Acoustic Ecology Soundscape Composition Music Education Impact of Electroacoustic Music


In the article, the authors reflect on two innovative projects that were completed at Debenham High School, a rural Suffolk comprehensive school of 450 pupils aged between 11 and 16. Through the context of these two projects the authors comment on the positive influence of acoustic ecology within classroom composition. They also discuss how approaches to soundscape and acoustic ecology can be important pedagogically as the technologies on which they draw can democratise musical practice when used in an appropriate way.

All references of the same author:


Savage, Jonathan, Challis, Mike (2002a). A Digital Arts Curriculum? Practical ways forward
Savage, Jonathan, Challis, Mike (2002b). Electroacoustic Composition: Practical Models of Composition with New Technologies