A fun, unique music and sound session that uses your webcam to turn household noises into colourful digital art using Google's Spectrogram engine.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory activity that supports wellbeing and relaxation, helping people learn by engaging with their surroundings through senses, independent choice, self-expression, creativity and music.
How to take part
Watch the video below.
What happens in the video?
Get set up by gathering materials like an elastic band, bottles filled with water, a ten pence piece, tin foil. You’ll also need a webcam, and the internet browser Google Chrome if you haven’t already got it.
Open a new window in Chrome and go to https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Spectrogram/
Click on the microphone and if you get a pop-up asking you for permission to share the sound with the website, allow it. Now it’s time to get started!
Have fun exploring the shapes that each sound makes as you make it.
This activity was created by the artist Tom Peel and uses Google's Spectrogram engine.