The Sound Topography of Göttingen (SOTO-Gö) 哥廷根声音地貌

The Chinese Theater in Göttingen will host a workshop on the sound topography of Göttingen (SOTO-Gö) in September 2020. The “sound” refers to sounds gathered in the city of Göttingen. “Topography” originally means the description of a place, and it applies to maps in a broad sense here. The workshop attends to sound sources existing in the world, both natural and man-made types. Participants will record sounds, segregate individual sound sources, and upload recordings with local geographical information onto a digital map. Through localizing sound sources in visual scenes, we will categorize the features of languages and sounds of Göttingen communities. We will learn the mechanisms of sound from phonation to auditory perception. We will also analyze how the sounds invoke memories, feelings, and specific circumstances to remind the listener of certain moods, which may lead to a positive attitude towards listening. We believe that exploring sounds by listening actively and consciously will contribute to transforming individuals into better practitioners for communities, as in the worlds of sound, “relational” and “collective self” are as important as “individual self” for self-construction. 

哥廷根戏剧读演社将于9月举办声音地貌(SOTO-Gö)工作坊。“声音”是指在哥廷根采集到的声音。“地貌”指对地理位置的描述,本处借用该术语并在广义上指称地图。工作坊将关注本地声音资源,声音采样包括自然声源和人工声源。过程涉及声音记录,声源识别,以及把带有地理信息标记的实地录音在数字地图上进行聚合展示,通过在视觉场景中定位声源,显示哥廷根城市社区(社群)的语言及声音特征。此外,参与者将从发声机理到听觉感知来认识声音的本质,分析声音如何唤起记忆、感觉和特定情境下的某些情绪,观察在聆听过程中个人态度的转变。我们希望探索,伴随积极有意识地倾听,个体更有可能成为社区良好的实践者;以及,除“独立自我”以外,在声音的世界里,“关系自我”与“集体自我”也是自我构建的重要组成部分。

The workshop will first guide participants in enhancing their auditory perceptions through rhythmic movements. After this, participants will watch videos and read screenplays to understand the meanings and purposes of sound design in the theater. We will also analyze subtexts of a play in terms of its usage and effects, and observe how theatrical auditory elements are arranged by screenwriters and directors to explore expressions of certain values, faiths, and ideologies. The listening training will be followed by sound mapping with a focus on reflecting relations between self and community. Other activities include deconstructing certain play scenes for new artistic presentations, such as reorganization, overlay, and collage techniques.

工作坊将带领参与者通过节奏运动学习获得良好的声音感知力。然后,通过观看演出视频和阅读剧本,来理解剧场音效设计的意图,分析剧本潜台词的运用及其效果,并观察剧作家或导演如何诉诸戏剧中的声音元素寻求价值观念、信仰体系和意识形态的表达。在经过上述倾听训练之后,我们再借由声音地图的绘制聚焦对于自我与社群关系的思考。创作实践还包括,对选取的戏剧场面进行解构,经过重新组合、拼贴、叠加处理,实现新的艺术呈现。

Throughout the process-oriented workshop, participants will collaborate with each other to find questions and complete tasks. In those practices, the workshop seeks not only to redefine the concepts of “dimension”, “live performance” and “virtuality and reality” in the field of drama arts but also, through organic interactions connecting individuals and communities, to go beyond the conventional perception of the relationship between drama and documentary aesthetics.

整个工作坊将以过程为导向,让参与者在合作中发现问题并完成各项任务。哥廷根声音地貌工作坊力求重新定义戏剧艺术场域里的“维度” “现场” 与“虚实”,并在个体连接社群的有效互动中,去突破对戏剧与现实美学关系的常规考量。

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Workshop Date: September 19th

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Registration Fee: Free of Charge

Registration Deadline: August 31st

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工作坊日期:9月19日

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报名截止日:8月31日

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哥廷根大学现代东亚研究中心

哥廷根大学学术孔子学院

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