Random Sound Story

Summary

Use some random sounds as the basis for creating a story.

How Do I Play It?

Split into groups of 5 or 6.

Ask each groups to come up with a selection of random sounds - with each member making one vocalised sound.

Next, the group decides on a sequence in which these sounds are made and practices it in that order.

Each group performs it's sound sequence in turn to the whole class.

Now the groups are asked to make up a strange story in which these sounds occur.

Tips

This exercise could be preceeded with a vocal warm-up game, and could be extended to form an entire session.

Variations

Give a selection of pre-recorded sound effects to the groups to use as a stimulus to create a short scene that inorporates each sound.

Participants
Small Groups, Whole Group
Expertise
Novice
Duration
Medium (5 - 10 mins)
Skills
Improvisation, Voice
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