I wanted to tell you about an amazing, free, STEAM/sound production programme by Sound Artist, Ed Devane, as part of the Science Gallery Dublin’s PLASTIC exhibition. NYCI supports this initiative as a member of the advisory group for PLASTIC.
The programme comes ready to use in your youth work or education project with minimal prep work and no equipment costs.
Ed Devane and Science Gallery are inviting youth workers and young people to co-create a sound installation that will be exhibited in the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC) in Letterkenny from 18th September until December 2020. In participating, with instruction through very user friendly Youtube videos, your youth group will:
Additionally, your youth group will:
Access the full set of youth work friendly instructional videos here. These videos support both in-person and remote youth work projects.
Find out more about Science Gallery Dublin’s PLASTIC exhibition here.
Read the press release about the exhibition here.
A little bit more information
Sounds provided by young people will be played back through a sound installation that includes 25 loudspeakers, which will react to the presence of visitors to the RCC. Plastic takes a multitude of forms, and therefore can make a diverse section of sounds when manipulated or prepared in various ways. The videos in this playlist detail a number of ways in which everyday plastics can be turned into noise makers and instruments, and looks at practical smartphone sound recording techniques. The videos are structured so that they can be easily incorporated into hands-on workshops that support young people and youth workers to make instruments and use different audio recording and editing techniques.
The sound installation that will be exhibited at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny continues until December 2020. Sounds can be submitted between now and November as Ed will update the sounds in the installation periodically.