Archive for the 'Acoustic ecology' Category

24
Jan
13

Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World

Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World

No-one else can hear the world like you can when you put those headphones on

Great interview with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, on his experience making recordings in the field.

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19
Oct
09

Lower the Boom

Lower the Boom is an acoustic ecology organization focused on identifying issues with extremely loud stereo systems in vehicles, and finding ways to address them in the community. While part of me likes the cars that go boom, part of me also sees how disruptive they can be.

16
Apr
08

A city where you can’t hear yourself scream

They spent five years studying noise levels across the city and concluded in a report issued this year that the average noise from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. is 85 decibels, a bit louder than a freight train 15 feet away, said Mustafa el Sayyid, an engineer who helped carry out the study.

But that 85 decibels, while “clearly unacceptable,” is only the average across the day and across the city. At other locations, it is far worse, he said. In Tahrir Square, or Ramsis Square, or the road leading to the pyramids, the noise often reaches 95 decibels, he said, which is only slightly quieter than standing next to a jackhammer.

Apparently Cairo has an insane urban noise problem.

11
Sep
07

The Sonic Research Studio @ SFU

Where R. Murray Schaffer’s original work was done, and the World Soundscape Project continues…

10
Sep
07

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world’s soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

09
Sep
07

Richard Lerman on making contact mics

http://www.west.asu.edu/rlerman/PDF%20Files/Children%20&%20Piezo%20disks.pdf