The Term “Soundscape” was coined by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer and refers to our sonic environment, the ever-present array of noises with which we all live. –Ed.
A campus festival allows students to take a break from class or relieve stress from doing their assignments. They enjoy a variety of events and activities during the festival with their friends on campus. At this year’s CNU festival held from September 24 to 26, participants had fun with interesting entertainment and various food. This Tribune reporter listened to and observed the soundscape of the festival on the roads from the East Gate to Bongji.
|▲ Students participating in a program around Bongji at the 2019 CNU Festa on September 24
#Sizzle #This_one_please #Yum_yum
Food stands are set up on the roads near the East Gate and people enjoy the festival with delicious food. Street vendors sell takoyaki, chicken skewers, hot dogs, etc. While moving towards Bongji or the East Gate, people follow the good smell and order whichever food is the most tempting. The sounds of making food and ordering the food along the streets draw people to the festival with higher expectations.
#Amor_fati #Click_click #Shrieking
Getting closer to Bongji, the sound of a song “Amor fati” starts playing. It is one of the hippest songs among the young generation, meaning ‘love of fate’. People hum together along with the melody. They gather together to take photos, being fascinated by the festive ambience. As the night goes on, famous singers and DJs raise the temperature on the main stage at the Main Yard. People respond to them with a squeal of excitement.
The roads between Bongji and the East Gate have been used as one of the main venues for CNU’s annual festival. Although the festival this year is over, its soundscape will be left for a long time, until the sound from the next festival fills up the roads. Appreciating the soundscape of our campus during the festival is a good way to enjoy the real festival.
By Kim Eun-jin, Tribune Reporter