To make a bit of a twist on the exercise, I made the room part of the recording of recordings of rooms, by recording the whole thing through these Sennheiser binaural microphones. I put all the clips into Ableton Live, and for each one pulled out a loop that sounded like either a drone, a low note, or percussion. I then sorted these loops into three corresponding rows.
I then started the first clip going, cranked it up quite loud, walked downstairs and recorded the sound of me walking up to the room.
I then manipulated the clips to create a rough sequence of drone -> low -> percussion -> low -> drone. Here’s a video showing the process:
Thanks Marc! and thanks Tobias and the Musikfestival Bern folks!