Day in Helsinki acoustically

The aim of the course “Seeing with the ears” for master students of German was to not only to experience the surroundings acoustically, but to capture them, too.

During a weekend in February 2019 the students went with recorders for a walk through the city and area around Helsinki. They recorded the sounds of their surroundings. So they came back with original soundtracks of a jam session, the metro noises, a mall, sports, a night out, a walk to a park and a sitsit, a typical Finnish student party. Together the students then analyzed and edited their recordings and produced a sound collage. Finally, the students created a unique and authentic portrait of the sounds of the city of Helsinki.