Frontier Zones 2020 Spring School in Tunis

Tunis Medina

Introduction: Working with Sound in Urban Environments


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


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

Soundwalking Apps

Smartphone App für Soundwalks, die auf der zugehörigen Online-Plattform erstellt werden können:

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