Jose Antonio Martin Fuentes

[Assignment #1][Personal Profile]

Student of English Studies at the University of Granada. Spending my Erasmus year
in Aarhus. Essential features of my home city are water and its marvellous
panoramic views. Of Aarhus, bikes and silence….Sshhh!!

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[Assignment #2][Subjective Map]

Map of the Sounds of Aarhus

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After a long trip from Spain to Denmark, curiously, for me, the welcome tone
was that of the traffic light soundsystem. It really was the invitation to listen
to again unfamiliar sounds or sounds that remind me to the past. Inspired in the
last movie of the filmmaker Isabel Coixet, Map of the Sound of Tokyo, I decided
that my subjective map would be concerning that, the sounds that surround me
in my daily life. The 13th of February, I took my recorder and my bike and I register
most of the sound I found more interesting. Therefore, every spot in this map is
highlight those sounds.

My first intention was to create digital map in which you could listen the sounds.
However, my lack of knowledge on computer technologies led me only to simplify into a draft.

[Assignment #3][Hybrid Space]

Auditorioum 1 Building 1441. Faculty of Theology

[Assignment #4][Audio-Stand]

The Multimedia Room

[Assignment #5][.Walk]

dot-walk

[Assignment #6][Mis-Guide]

Mis-Guide of Aarhus

[My C(i)C Experience]

1.what is your most memorable experience from this course? It could be with regards to readings, artworks or your assignments

The essay concerning the sounds that of "The music of the Environment" by R. Murray Schafer in which, according to the author, the world soundscape is a macroscosmic musical composition. Just reading passage by passage I was transported to the different experiences I have had with the sounds from my childhood to a present day. Now I know how important is to reduce the noise and to recover the positive silence.

2.name the text that you liked the most (or that you learned most from) (or that provoked you the most). Why?

The previous text I have mentioned. This extract could exemplify how was the provocation on me: "Similarly when sound is conducted directly through the skull of the headphone listener, he is no longer regarding events on the acoustic horizon; no longer is he surrounded by a sphere of moving elements. He is the sphere. He is universe." To use your mp3 in order to create a parallel universe in which you are living is the new reality of most of us. Riding on byke in Denmark and being listening music of Andalusian reminiscence.

3.name one thing that you have learned from the readings (or, which text did you like the most? Why?)

The concept of hybrid space is was something completely new for me. I was, am now more than ever, familiar with it, but only from a practical point of view. Having more clearly this notion , it is easier to explore its potentiality to make the most every city you visit or live.

4.which artwork/artefact/performance presented in class did you like the most (or provoked you the most). Why?

At the very beginning, there was a video showing a "cloud" that turned in colour depending on the exposition to the electromagnetic fields developed for the new technologies. I like that type of creativity of elaborate art in unexplored areas.

5.what was your reply to the assignments? List them all and think about how to present them – as a whole – to others; as a collection, what have they contributed with to this course?

Concerning the assignments. Either their preparation or their performance were new forms to rediscover the city.
List of Assignments:
1.Personal Profile
2.Subjective Map: Map of the Sounds of Aarhus
3.Hybrid Space: Auditorioum 1 Building 1441. Faculty of Theology
4.Audio-Stand:The Multimedia Room
5..Walk: My Group .Walk
6. Mis-Guide: Mis-Guide of Aarhus

6.which assignment do you find most in line with the course content? Why?

The last assignment, it is a real potpourri of elements analysed in class. With the elaboration of the mis-guide you can use or offer to use everything studied in the course. You can know the city through a subjective form, through its hybrid spaces, or through the "schizophonia" offered by the ipod.

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