We drew parallels between Andy Goldsworthy’s use of natural elements in sculpture to composers’ use of natural sounds in music. After listening to soundscapes of several environments on Monday, we listened to Pierre Schaeffer‘s Etude des chemins, which creates rhythmic patterns from train noises, and Hugh LeCaine’s Dripsody, which is derived from a recording of a drop of water. After opening our ears, we found sounds to record around us, including the sounds of feet running through the grass, sticks crunching, and branches tapping on rocks.

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