The Yshani Perinpanayagam Visit
I’d like to review The Yshani Perinpanayagam Visit and the echo app event that we did on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sound and Music Summer School. It was a lot of fun being able to go around campus and listen to sounds others had produced. I’ll add a link to the app as it’s not really possible to record my thoughts other than in writing format. https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/bSG7aiG1GYzOCOrz. I thought it was really cool to record sounds and then find them in real life. It would definitely encourage people to walk and do more exercise if done correctly. It was fun just going around with other people too; and listening to what they came up with. The only thing I didn’t like was how the app worked technically. It has a lot of potential to be a great success but it needs to be completely free and be able to record on mobile and not have to use a laptop. I think it would also be cool if it put in the coordinates automatically- that would mean the sounds would be exactly where you wanted them to be- rather than having to figure out the basic latitude and longitude of your exact location.
At the end of the day, I learnt that music isn’t all about performing and composing- but about having fun with sound in general. It was definitely a great experience, and, if the app becomes what I suggested- I feel it would be a great success and I would definitely use it.
I shared the review by giving other people feedback on the app- they more or less agreed with what I had to say. I shared the review with a few people from bubble 1- as I’m not allowed to mix with the other bubble, and they thought the review was on point. A lot of the same things came up: ‘It would be a success if done correctly’.
I think I’d definitely consider trying this idea out again- I like the idea of using simple sounds to convey emotions.
If I was recommending this to someone I would say something like what I said in the review- definitely use it if you want, but realise that it feels more like an experiment right now and isn’t fully finished. However, this app has a lot of potential to be popular.