Abstract Sound Story

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Can you guess the story?

Working as sound designers and story tellers, 12th grade students created 1-2 minute abstract audio fictions. They were asked to design a vivid sound narrative without the use of any dialogue. They could only use sounds that they recorded in the field with a portable audio device and/or custom sounds they designed in the music creation program, Reason. Students were not allowed to download any online samples, everything here is 100% original.

You can listen below to see if you can guess what each story is about. Please post comments with your guesses. (We will post the answers in a few weeks.)

 

1. Tag created by Tristan Macaraeg and Pascal Reyes

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2. Orchestral Dreams created by Noah Schlottman

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3. First Strike created by Robin Siref and Shai Simpson

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4. Catastrophe created by Tomas Pena

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5. No Lights created by Carli Anderson and Jacqueline Lira

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6. The Turning Point created Claire Anne Brand and Brandi Coley

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7. Flatline created Christian Cota and Katerina Beatty

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8. Lighters created by Evanglyn Bighames and Valeh Aboonour

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9. Pal created by Kadija Grant

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10. SMS created by Alex Machado and Brandy Bussell

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11. Daily Struggle created by Megan Bailey and Jonathan Silva

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12. The Ring created by Miriam Mwanga and Ally Moder

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13. Cold Feet created by James Armenta and Nia Gamboa

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14. Creaky Floorboards created by Alex Ford and Erica Snider

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15. 3am created by Alvaro Chagollan and Marla Villamar

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16. White Walls created by Jana Arguelles-Ruvalcaba and Rachael Dickey

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17. The Trip created by Morgan Barrett and Siarah Loyd

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18. Wink created by Austin Clapp and Shoshannah Michaelsen

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19. One Bad Day created by Alex Aguilar and David Resendiz

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20. The Wait  created by Shaelyn Washburn and Iberia Dunning

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21. Department of Wasted Time created by Stephanie Barria and Spencer Scott

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22. The Date created by Maleaja Cokes and Louis Tabalon

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23. Alive created by Annalisa Madruga and Annapaula Garciabueno

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5 Responses to “Abstract Sound Story”

  1. Jo Thomas says:

    I really liked number 23 “Alive” .. full of great sound quality and voice !
    Nice work ,
    Jo

  2. Diana Shurtleff says:

    Orchestral Dreams – brilliant!

  3. Letha says:

    I love this idea and will be sharing some of them with my third graders, and have them write the story they think goes with it. I’ll admit, Alive will be popular and easy for them to follow. It’s a good thing I listened to them first, though! Wink would be somewhat inappropriate for 8 year olds! Nonetheless, it’s a great idea and I enjoyed listening and closing my eyes for a change.

  4. Faith says:

    Thank-you so much for sharing! What a great idea. When you close your eyes and hear the sounds,
    you see the whole story in your head and feel the impact of every sound. Fantastic way to show the importance of sound, the impact it has, and the associations we have with different sounds. Your school is an
    inspiriation to me.

  5. Toy Pitzer says:

    The first one, created by Tristan & Pascal, sounds like a group of graffiti teens spraying on a wall, then got busted!


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