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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOUNDSCAPE
abstractAnke HAUN Break, an experiment
Break – an experiment
For teenagers the mobile phone belongs to the fundamental needs of everyday-life. No other portable gadget is of similar importance. According to young people they simply feel bare without a mobile.
The BREAK experiment with teenagers between 14 and 16years of age was question and answer at the same time concerning complex perception.
Being out without a mobile for a period of time – of a limited duration yet not too short – was the objective to fade out the attraction of unlimited possibility of being contacted for a while and to be merely on one’s own. It is to be fathomed out what the conditions and aims of such an experiment are: involving music didactics, sound ecology and possibly psycho-social relations – it is an attempt.