Cities and Memories has launched their newest project, a sound map of Yellowstone national park. Once again, Cities and Memories provides captured sounds of “everything from grizzly bears and coyotes through to the park’s iconic geysers and steam vents,” and couples them with reimagined sound pieces by artists from around the world. Be sure to set aside a few hours to explore the sound map!
by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
When Silencity wrote about the sea organ in Zadar, Croatia, I said to my wife, “we were there!” And I learned that there is a branch of tourism called sound tourism, for those who seek out places with unique sounds. There even is a website, Sound Tourism, to learn about interesting sounding places and acoustic.
If you want to enjoy the world’s sounds, you need to be able to hear them.
Protect your hearing.
Remember: if something sounds too loud, it IS too loud!
Dr. Daniel Fink is a leading noise activist based in the Los Angeles area. He is the founding chair of The Quiet Coalition, an organization of science, health, and legal professionals concerned about the impacts of noise on health, environment, learning, productivity, and quality of life in America. Dr Fink also is the interim chair of Quiet Communities’ Health Advisory Council, and he served on the board of the American Tinnitus Association from 2015-2018.
But, um, there doesn’t appear to be an off switch.
Cities and Memory has launched another fabulous project. This time they explore the natural world in Sounding Nature, “the biggest ever global exploration of the beautiful sounds of nature.” Artists from around the globe have reimagined 500 sounds from 55 countries.
Click the second link to listen to the captured natural sounds and the reimagined sounds they inspired.
The New York Times Magazine has produced a slick and interesting piece where they travel around the world to various locations and focus on what you would hear if you were there. In the piece we hear the sounds of lava flowing from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, then travel to northern Chile to hear the cracking of the Atacama Desert, stop briefly to hear the sound of rats conversing in New York City, and so on.
Sit back, relax, and click the link above.
This is a fascinating project–an “online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds.” Conserve the sound‘s project aims to preserve the sounds of products that are “gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.”
Link courtesy of Present & Correct.
Cities and Memories, “a global collaborative sound project,” has launched Sound Photography, which they describe as “the biggest ever worldwide artistic interaction between photographers and sound artists.” The project has sound pieces that accompany photos from 34 countries.
And be prepared to lose yourself for a few hours as you navigate the sights and sounds of the world.
Listen for yourself by clicking here.
When it’s being manipulated by the members of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. If you try hard enough, you can make music with anything. Give it a look:
Or you could check out this orchestral piece written for typewriter:
Thanks to The Noise Curmudgeon for the heads up.