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sound stories
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learning composing techniques

Consider the following when turning raw sounds into a piece of musique concrète.
Try to:

manipulate sounds by exploring different effects

use contrast

repeat and develop motifs in order to achieve unity and familiarity

make the events relate to each other

build to the climax - reach the climax - resolve the climax

layer the sounds

include some silence

Listen to some effects that have been applied to one short motif called fluttery. Add some more effects to these files. Watch your file management (ie labelling and saving)

Here's how!

Save fluttery.wav and fluttery.mp3 into your folder.

Notice the difference in size between the wavs and mp3s

Look at how each file has been saved with a descriptive name.

fluttery.wav fluttery.mp3tulf.mp3