3 Journal Entries at Communication Sound Class

Sound Journal Assignment
Write 3 journal entries about acoustic space. Make sure you write 3 different journal, not one single essay!
You will attempt to communicate examples of your ability to “see by listening”—as a blind person might. You do so by listening to the behavior of a sound within a given space. There are situations where this technique works quite well, owing to the qualities of echo , reverberation , resonance , reflection , refraction, and absorption. You can enhance your understanding of these acoustic phenomena and the roles they play in your perception of acoustic space if you review these and related terms in the Handbook and listen to their associated sound examples.
Journal 1:
Base the first one on the Unit 3 listening exercise (The Vancouver Soundscape, Track 3).
Listen to the “Entrance to the Harbour” track with your eyes closed, imagining yourself to be moving through the acoustic space suggested by the sound. In your journal entry, describe the kind of space you are in at the beginning of the track. How do the sounds tell you what kind of space you are in? Describe the spatial movement that occurs during the track and how the sound makes you aware you are in a different space. How do you find the listening experience? Is there anything disorienting about it?
Journal 2:
Base your second entry on the Unit 5 listening exercise (Six Themes of the Soundscape, Track 2).
In the “Ambience and Acoustic Space” track, the individual discrete manual hammer blows are contrasted with the large-scale industrial metallic sounds (both are boatbuilding operations). These latter sounds can be said to possess greater volume. What contributes to the sense of a sound possessing greater volume in this example? Feel free to discuss any other example of acoustic space from this recording, as well.
Journal 3:
Base your third entry on the acoustic properties of a space you have recently experienced.
For the entry based on your own personal experience, visit a space and pay attention to how the sounds behave within it. Describe how the acoustic characteristics of the space give distinct character to what you may have previously thought of as visual attributes of the space. Can you “hear” the space? If so, how? How do the physical characteristics of a given space help determine the aural characteristics of the space and your experience of these characteristics?