Cities and Memory

What is Cities & Memory? Remixing the world, one sound at a time Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Every faithful field recording document on the…

Localingual

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

StereoPublic

stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet is a participatory art project that asks you to navigate your city for quiet spaces, share them with your social networks, take audio and visual snapshots, experience audio tours and request original compositions made using your recordings.

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…

Open Sound New Orleans

Open Sound New Orleans is a community media project that invites and enables New Orleanians to document their lives in sound. You can participate by recording, or making recording requests for, the important sounds and voices in your life and adding them to the soundmap. In order to facilitate a diversity of direct dispatches from…

NYSoundmap [Sound-Seeker]

Maps are tools for understanding the world from different points of view – political, cultural, personal, and historical. Maps hold the power to shape the truth about the world and mapmakers shape the future. The NYSoundmap is a container – a concept or idea to hold many types of processes and projects. The project reaches…

Nature SoundMap

A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds. Hear the World Like…

Montréal Sound Map

Sound maps are in many ways the most effective auditory archive of an environment, touching on aspects political, artistic, cultural, historical, and technological. The Montréal Sound Map is a web-based soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. The soundscape is constantly changing, and this project acts as…

MoMA Studio: Common Senses Sound Map

What does the world sound like where you are? Listen to what you hear at home and outdoors, at MoMA, in nature and in the city. Make a field recording and submit it to us via our Soundcloud DropBox to share on our MoMA Studio Sound Map. Be sure to ZOOM IN to hear the…

Miami ville sonore

Conception : V. Jolivet, Dpt. de Géographie, Univ. de Montréal ; Réalisation : H. Parmentier, UMR 5600, ENS de Lyon. Sources : sons : © V. Jolivet, Univ. de Montréal ; images : © V. Jolivet et © Google Street View.

Österreichische Mediathek

The Austrian library (OeM) is a branch of the Technisches Museum Wien. Our audiovisual archive contains more than two million sound recordings and videos about Austrian culture and history.

Mapa Sonoru – Asturias

Durante la mayor parte de la Historia se han utilizado objetos, arquitectura, imágenes y textos para tener una visión del pasado. Se sabe que en 1860 se realizó la primera grabación de sonido de la que se tenga noticias, por lo que gran parte del patrimonio sonoro no ha sido registrado. En la actualidad hay varios…

Mapa Sonoro de Lugo

Bienvenid@ al proyecto de puesta en valor del patrimonio inmaterial sonoro de Lugo. Estamos en http://mapasonoro.abrahamfelpeto.es Mapa Sonoro Ciudad de Lugo nace como parte práctica de mi proyecto de fin de máster de Dirección de Actividades Educativas e<span class=”text_exposed_show”>n la Naturaleza. Este proyecto consiste en la recogida y publicación de los sonidos y del medio…

Curitiba – Mapa Sonoro

Welcome to Curitiba Sound Map ! Started in 2015, this virtual map shows soundscapes and curitibanos reports and “curitibocas” about the memories, experiences and aural perceptions of places in town, shared sometimes as “images” poetically individuals, sometimes as collective references and familiar to many. In one way or another, are reports that present an unusual perspective…

Mapa Sonoro y Estadístico de Lenguas Indígenas y Originarias (Peru)

Gracias a las herramientas estadísticas, en dicha plataforma se puede acceder a información sobre el número de lenguas habladas en cada departamento, así como la cantidad de hablantes de las lenguas indígenas u originarias de cada región. El mapa también incluye  información sobre los intérpretes y traductores capacitados por el Ministerio de Cultura, mostrando datos…

Manchester: Peripheral

Over the past decades, British cities have changed dramatically. As the business of urban redevelopment grows, it has increasingly focused on attracting young, affluent professionals, whilst ignoring or excluding many other communities and cultures. Communities and cultures that are so central to a city’s history and continued vitality. We are left with a series of…

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…

Listen to Africa

The Listen to Africa expedition is a two year journey by bicycle to record some of the sounds of Africa – from oral histories and music to soundscapes and wildlife; recording and publishing sound seems an appropriate way to communicate from a continent that has so much to say and is so rarely heard outside of…

Cartophonies

Le site « Cartophonies » a pour objectif d’explorer l’expérience sonore contemporaine et d’aider a les prendre en compte dans l’avenir et dans les projets de transformation. Il contribue à construire une connaissance des milieux habités, du vécu des espaces et des ambiances contemporaines, celles du passé proche comme celles du futur. Il propose ainsi…

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…

Brussels SoundMap

Quoi ? La cartographie sonore de Bruxelles fait émerger l’identité, polyphonique, de la ville. Ses paysages sonores sont en constante évolution. Les sons que vous pouvez écouter ont été enregistrés dans le cadre de collectes thématiques ou spontanées, collectives ou individuelles, professionnelles ou amateurs. Prises de son brutes ou montées, elles ont toutes en commun…

Sons do Porto

Since 2010, the port area of Rio de Janeiro has undergone accelerated structural and architectural changes that also transformed the use of public spaces. The Port Sounds project was born in order to accompany these changes, focusing on the sound aspect. The sound is an important variant of the urban experience that can give clues…

Lisbon SoundMap

Lisbon Sound Map is a work in progress over five years, but with a public presentation of the first sound collections after six months. Taken from the fixed stations, the monitoring and recording of sonic territories will be done in studies, particularly those with classic sound marks and considered historical places (the Pombaline lower part…

Inukjuak Sound Map

Sound maps serve as effective auditory archives of our environments, touching on political, artistic, anthropological, and technological facets. Montreal sound artist Nimalan Yoganathan recently participated in an artist residency in Inukjuak, Nunavik during July and August 2009 (funded by Conseil des arts et des lettres du quebec). He was studying and recording the sonic environment…

Firenze Sound Map

What is Firenze Sound Map? + an interactive and open source tool of mapping the Florentine soundscapes as emotionally perceived by people. + a collective sound map open to the participation of citizens, tourists and city users. Would you like to contribute to Firenze Sound Map? Follow the instructions! + Record a sound that you…

Freesound

Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to: browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a “sounds-like” type of browsing and more upload and download…

Fleurieu Sound Map

It is a field recording project facilitated by South Australian sound artist, Tristan Louth-Robins. Since 2011 sonically significant sites on the Fleurieu Peninsula have been sought out and recorded. Sites are chosen on the basis of their geographic, phenomelogical, aesthetic or historical significance.

China From the Inside

Explore China, its diversity and peoples through the extraordinary field audio recordings captured by sound recordist, Peter Eason with photos taken by filmmaker, Jonathan Lewis. Listen to over twenty scenes that include busy city streets, musical performances, sounds of nature, religious ceremonies and people going about their lives inside China.  

Mapa Sonoro Valdivia

El Instituto de Acústica de la Universidad Austral de Chile elaboró para el Ministerio del Medio Ambiente el estudio “Elaboración y Análisis de Mapas de Ruido de Tres Conurbaciones Mediante Software de Modelación” (ID: 608897-50-LP13). Este proyecto concluyó en 2015, y luego de dos años de trabajo se estudiaron y obtuvieron los mapas de ruido…

Favorite Chicago Sounds

What is FCS Favorite Chicago Sounds is a collaborative web site designed to showcase unique audio portraits of Chicago and mirror what Chicagoans think about their city’s soundscape. It is the Chicago manifestation of an international series of Favorite Sounds projects, started by British sound artist Peter Cusack. I collaborated with Cusack in 2006 to…

Cinco Cidades

Cinco Cidades is a cross-disciplinary project documenting the cultures and sounds of five cities across Portugal. The project culminates in a live tour across Portugal in May 2007 with musicians William Parker, Victor Gama and Guillermo Brown (“The Folk Songs Trio”). In each city, The Folk Songs Project will create an ambient backdrop of 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…