Entries Tagged as 'Human-centric soundscapes'

Bunker soundscapes

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

This is super-cool: an ongoing study of the soundscapes of old WWII bunkers! Check out Nick Sowers’ work here on the Design Observer Places blog, described wonderfully in words and sound. And some back stories on his personal blog.

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Tags: Artists · Human-centric soundscapes

Central Park noise crackdown: anti-aural delight, or pro-sanctuary?

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments

The New York Times recently hosted a point-counterpoint flurry of opinion about Mayor Bloomberg’s most recent move to reduce noise in the city.  Apparently, street musicians have been shut down more frequently recently, at least in the 5% of the park that’s been designated as “quiet zones.”  One of these areas is near the Bethesda […]

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Tags: Human-centric soundscapes

DC Metro escalators as music: remixes coming soon

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

The Washington Post ran an article this week on the “secret jazz” of escalators that descend into the DC Metro system.  A popup multimedia window lets us listen in to the very different sonorities of five metro station escalators, and a related page from the Post’s music staff invites readers to download the clips and […]

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Tags: Human-centric soundscapes · Mixed / layered / transformed field recordings