Sound Map

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes

Brief

Create a simple sound map of an agreed area, say the center of a town or city.

Cover 8 to 12 locations.

Output options

 

Interactive

Put them on Google Maps

Present them as an interactive video on youTube

Installation

Create a short video with images and sound recordings from the locations

 

Example

http://sounds.bl.uk/sound-maps/

Soundscapes Worksheet

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes

Brief

Recreate a journey through the following environments

  • Industrial
  • City
  • Jungle

The listener should become immersed in the environment you have created, try to make them feel like they are actually there.

Guide

Each journey should be around  60 seconds long

Source material from a site like freesound.org and record your own samples when possible.

Try to create a rich texture of sounds using multi-track production software.

Fade each piece in and out

Mix down, normalise and export a final master in WAV format

Upload to Soundcloud and link through to your blog

References

The British Library

The British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

http://sounds.bl.uk

Freesound

Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.

 http://freesound.org

Sound map Worksheet

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes

Brief

Create a sound map of an agreed set of locationssoundcloud_logo1

Guide

Use 6 to 10 locations that you can easily and safely access. Agree them first with your tutor.

Capture around 60 seconds worth of material at each location.  Take some photographs as well.

You can use the Soundcloud app on your phone or a Zoom recorder and upload to Soundcloud

Create a map in Google maps and add your locations with a link to the sound you recorded at that location (There’s a mini tutorial for this)

You cannot use where you live as a location.

Reference

Edinburgh Sound Map project

http://www.edinburghwateroflife.org/sound-map/

UK sound map at the British Library

http://sounds.bl.uk/sound-maps/uk-soundmap

London Sound Survey

http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk

Book based sound map of London

http://www.apenguinjourney.com

A sound map of New Orleans

http://www.opensoundneworleans.com/core/

Acoustic Ecology

http://www.banffcentre.org/blog/2013/05/15/a-short-history-of-acoustic-ecology/