Audio forms of science communication are extremely varied and have a range of applications – music, both traditional and created using new technologies, and sound, such as audio captured in the field or complex communication soundscapes, can be used in performances, documentaries, podcasts, apps, and live presentations. The ability to use sound and music represents a novel and effective skill that science communicators can add to their tool-kits.
This interactive presentation will provide participants with an introduction to capturing and using sounds, as well as making music that can be used in their science communication practice. It will cover the following:
– How can music improve science communication?
– What makes a good piece of music for science communication and why?
– The fundamentals of music making
– What’s music anyway?
– The key elements of a piece of music
– The creative process
– Creativity hacks to get your juices flowing
– How to make it?
– What devices can you use
– An introduction to some of the best apps
– How to apply it
– Ways to incorporate it into your practice
Michael Helman, Director, Communicatrium
When: Monday 17th February, 12:00pm-1:00pm