December 5, 2012 jrebsame


Landscape cannot only be seen but also be heard.


The seminar Raum-Klang-Labor is an experimental teaching project, bringing together students of architecture and students of music. It has been developed in a collaboration of the ILA Chair of Landscape Architecture Christophe Girot with the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST of the ZHdK and was held for the first time in spring 2011. The aim of the seminar is to understand sound as a primary element of the spatial structure as well as of the perceptual quality of a landscape. Therefore, the vis à vis of the listening and the looking experience of landscape is a crucial approach.


As a field example we investigate the lake basin of Zurich. Intensive on-site observation and collection of material using microphones and video camera are finally worked in conceptual and creative études.


Seminar direction and teaching:
Prof. Christophe Girot, Nadine Schütz  (ILA)
Germán Toro-Pérez, Johannes Schütt (ICST)

Audio and video technology:
Franziska Feucht (ICST)
Matthias Vollmer (ILA)




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