Sonospace / Soundmaps

Sonospace is a sound archive and audio publisher which was founded in London, U.K in 2012. It is a digital resource involved with the research and documentation of field recording and sound art. -> Soundmaps: https://www.sonospace.org/portfolio-category/soundmaps/ We release sound editions and audio documents, digitally through our website. This divides into multiple categories; the home page presents…

Mimi

The Mimi data, collected from over 200,000 hearing tests worldwide, presents the difference between a participant’s actual age and their hearing age. The hearing age reflects the age of the participant’s hearing ability and is calculated via the hearing test undertaken within the Mimi app. The difference between the actual age and hearing age of…

Localingual

Localingual is a site for listening to and recording dialects/languages around the world.

Leafblower Soundmap

A bunch of neighbors were sitting around the other night, talking yard work, and the conversation returned to a frequent target: a certain ex-neighbor, now long gone, who was unduly fond of his leaf blower. This is a familiar tale, how he tormented the block every autumn weekend chasing leaves around his small yard with…

The City in Urban Parks and Gardens

This article takes a look at how parks and gardens with different landscape structures relate to their urban environment acoustically. Although the majority of users seem to appreciate the sound quality of urban parks and gardens and consider them as isolated spaces protected from the city and traffic noise, this is the expression of idealised…

Jerusalem Sound Map

A map of the religious sounds from Central Jerusalem, including mosques and calls to prayer, churches and their bells, a siren at the entry of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), etc. – See more at: http://visual.ly/jerusalem-sound-map#sthash.pFk9bKxK.dpuf

Global Modular Synth

Yuri Suzuki is mapping the sounds of the world. For his Global Synthesiser Project he’s created the Global Modular synth. An interactive electronic musical instrument built in collaboration with manufacturer Moog, it can mix 80 environmental sounds from around the planet. “The idea was to present all of the world’s sound identities,” says the London-based…

Quiet areas in Europe

Noise pollution is a major problem for Europe’s environment. Transport and industry are the main sources of concern and prolonged exposure can damage human health and adversely affect ecosystems. European legislation aims to reduce noise pollution and also highlights the need to preserve areas that are currently unaffected. These so called quiet areas are an…

Rumeur : réseau de mesure de l’environnement sonore

La plateforme « Rumeur » développée par Bruitparif est un outil moderne de consultation des données collectées sur des sites de mesure de l’environnement sonore. L’application a été conçue dans l’objectif de donner le maximum de transparence à l’information en rendant facilement compréhensible et intuitive la manière dont le bruit fluctue au cours du temps…

The London Sound Survey

The London Sound Survey collects the sounds of everyday public life throughout London and compiles past accounts to show how the sound environment has changed. This page explains more about the site. The idea for the London Sound Survey formed while I was working as a storeman in the British Library Sound Archive. Older members…

Paris XIIIth century

La musicologue Mylène Pardoen a reconstitué l’ambiance sonore du quartier du Grand Châtelet à Paris, au XVIIIe siècle. Présenté au salon de la valorisation en sciences humaines et sociales, à la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, son projet associe historiens et spécialistes de la 3D. Paris comme vous ne l’avez jamais entendu ! C’est…

Douro Mapa Sonoro

In this blog you can explore different ambiences and sonic happenings throughout this river’s journey, from its source in the glaciar mountains of Picos the Urbion, in Soria, Spain, onto its estuary in the city of Porto, Portugal. An interactive audio journey through the sounds of the Douro. This is the web version of a…

Canberra Noise Annoyances

Either Canberra is getting noisier, or more of us are fed up with it. Noise complaints have exploded across Canberra, new figures reveal. Close to 1300 noise complaints were made across the city last year, about 45 per cent more than the previous year – and 2015’s rowdiest suburb barely warranted a mention the year…

Global Soundmap

WELCOME TO GLOBAL SOUNDMAP We started Global Sound Map as an art project in 2005. The idea was to create a new kind of map, a sound map over our hometown Göteborg, Sweden – Göteborg Sound Map. The map was based on site specific sounds, choices from the citizens of Göteborg. We now expand to…

Good City Life – Chatty Maps

CHATTY MAPS Urban sound has a huge influence over how we perceive places. Yet, city planning is concerned mainly with noise, simply because annoying sounds come to the attention of city officials in the form of complaints, while general urban sounds cannot be easily captured at city scale. To capture both unpleasant and pleasant sounds,…

Carte sonore de Caen

Carte sonore de Caen Cette carte n’est pas faite pour localiser des lieux ou des monuments de la ville, mais pour retranscrire des ambiances sonores de différents endroits et qui par la multitude des compositions sonores donne un portrait global de la ville. L’utilisateur expérimente la ville en cherchant les sons, en les écoutant, et…