Making Some Noise for Everyday Creativity

Tom Roberts (University of Brighton) led delegates in exploring the sonic properties of household objects during the opening session for the Everyday Creativity Conference at the University of Brighton. The aim of this contribution was to explore the inconspicuous, taken-for-granted yet omnipresent objects that permeate our daily lives in terms of their sonic properties, and so bring them to life, transforming their ‘everyday-ness.’ We took a collaborative and embodied approach, using collective improvised noisemaking to defamiliarise household objects, highlighting their role as social ‘mediators’ and foregrounding their materiality. 

You can hear the resulting glorious cacophony here…

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