01.06.2021 | 10 minutes reading time
In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon
The quality of the compositions and the acoustic narratives they contain have thrilled the researchers, an expert jury, and us as a team.
In the following posts we would like to pass on the word to a few of our participants and let them tell you about their journey and experiences with the hackathon. We are happy to present to you the faces behind the amazing compositions. Let’s start with the winner!
Hanna Brühwiler (1st Place) – Penguin-Dive
Hanna Brühwiler - Penguin-Dive
Touching people and setting them into motion. Hanna pursues these goals with her music. She studied a Bachelor’s program in Sound and Music Production and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Sound Design.
She was drawn to the “Hearing in Penguins” project via a LinkedIn post from the company KlingKlangKlong, whose co-founder was a jury member in the hackathon. By participating, she saw an opportunity to auditively pursue her enthusiasm for penguins and become more involved with underwater noise. Her enthusiasm for the subject and her musical expertise resonated with the jury, and she was awarded first place in the competition.
I was particulary interested in the infinite expanse of the underwater sounds and the challenge of communicating this in an audible format.
What is your composition about?
My piece allows listeners to look “beneath the surface”, and the association with the tip of an iceberg inspired me to the realization. I made audible the noise above water, the musical sounds inside the ocean and its population.
What role does the narrative play in this?
My narrative is an auditory journey of a penguin and puts us in its perspective. This “musical dive” invites an acoustic exploration of its world.
How did you experience Your Ocean Sound?
During the Mediasphere Meetup in April, I found the presentation about the recording situations of the sounds available in the data portal particularly interesting. This gave me a deeper insight into the sounds. The spectrogram view was exceptionally helpful for selecting sounds. I look forward to using the data portal as a resource for more creative projects.
We thank Hanna for the interview. You can learn more about Hanna on her
In the next blog post, we will present the composition of Francisca Rocha Gonçalves, who reached 5th place. Stay tuned!