Frontier Zones 2020 Spring School in Tunis

Introduction: Working with Sound in Urban Environments


Optional methods for Spring School Frontier Zones:
– the documentation of sounds: field recording
– the analytical-documentary processing: audio paper
– the re-performance of sound structures and rhythms as:
>> (a) sonic musical intervention
>> (b) mobile installation of distributed local sounds using smartphone and mobile devices

Soundresearch in Sidi Bou Said


Hildegard Westerkamp (2006): »Soundwalking as Ecological Practice.« First published in The West Meets the East in Acoustic Ecology Proceedings for the International Conference on Acoustic Ecology. Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan.

Theory of Urban Rhythm

Sara Adhitya: Musical Cities. London 2017 (Chapter 1)

Transl. Excerpts from Rolf Großmann: “Rhythmus.” In: Morat, Daniel, Ziemer, Hansjakob (Hg.): Handbuch Sound. Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, S. 71-74

Sounds of the city – Introductory Game

Here you can find the recording of our sound-game. Complete with cars driving and honking, construction work being done and merchants praising their offerings.

Audio-Editing Software

Audacity is a common free and open-source audio editor

Ocenaudio is another powerful free editing software

Presonus Studio One Prime is a free entry-level version of the Studio One Digital Audio Workstation (you have to register with Persons, though)

You can also download Ableton Live and use a full demo version for free for 30 days.

Soundwalking Apps

Smartphone App for Soundwalks, that can be prepared on a browser-based platform:

Field Recording Tutorials

Simple Tutorial for the Zoom H2n Recorder (english)
Do’s and Don’ts in Field Recording (german)


Noise Tube Projekt (Google Earth):

Radio Aporee: