The Korean Sarangbang at The British Museum
This is a recording of a three minute improvised soundscape story that concluded our one hour sensory workshop for adults with learning difficulties. The participants created short soundscapes, stories and a poem. Led in collaboration with the lead Curator of the Korea collection, Eleanor Hyun.
The workshop was an introduction to the Korean Sarangbang which is a mans room in a traditional korean house, inspired by Confucian principles.
|Sarangbang relaxed workshop
Exploring the concept of the outside and inside of the Korean Sarangbang & nature connecting with the inner life (jen & Li) of humans to help live a good life.
|Sounds||Wind for cold winter.
I will record the participants doing the soundscapes of summer and winter.
|Sensory objects||Hot & cold pads. Bamboo. Bird & flower scroll paintings. Door paper. Smells of flowers. Paper fans.|
|Activity||Create cold winter and hot summer soundscapes
For summer participants can:
For winter participants can:
|Sounds||Traditional Korean folk music. ‘Kayagum sanjo’ (sanjo means scattered melodies)|
|Sensory objects||Tea pot & cups. Scroll paintings.|
|Activity||Act out a tea party with the Korean music playing from the speaker.
The Four Treasures “The four jewels of the study: Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone.”
We will create a poem & painting (imaginary or on paper if appropriate)
|Sounds||We will create our own poetry. I do have some traditional instrument sounds that we may use to sing or recite our poetry to, if appropriate.|
|Sensory objects||Paint brushes, pencils, pens. Paper. Inkstand (stone)|
|Activity||Combing our knowledge from the first two sections (nature and moral the 5 moral values: loyalty, trust, order, closeness and differentiation) we will create a poem that expresses the connection between humans and nature. We will look out of the Lattice window of The British museum and be inspired by the trees opposite.
|To finish||I will story tell our journey form the beginning and we can record the sounds of:
If there is time we can listen to our recording.