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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Documentary: Soundscape

Soundscape - the world according to sound (13:45), The natural world tells unseen stories through sound - all are fascinating but also disturbing. This new science of soundscape ecology is tracking environmental change with small audio recorders and powerful computer processing. Catalyst discovers what we can learn from listening to nature. Source: ABCTVCatalyst. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Research: Jupiter's Aurora Soundscape

Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras (1:10)Thirteen hours of radio emissions from Jupiter's intense auroras are presented here, both visually and in sound. The data was collected when the spacecraft made its first orbital pass of the gas giant on Aug 27, 2016, with all spacecraft instruments turned on. The frequency range of these signals is from 7 to 140 kilohertz. Radio astronomers call these "kilometric emissions" because their wavelengths are about a kilometer long. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Research: Beauty of Everyday Sound

Sonic Images (13:03) Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter and TED Fellow Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. "The world is alive with musical expression," she says. "We are already immersed." Source: TED, YouTube.

Research: Sounding the City

Critical Approaches to Urban Soundscapes (13:47) The research project "Sounding the city" aims to explore, present and discuss the different critical approaches that feed the work of researchers and participating artists. This project had its starting point in the festival FASE in Berlin, and continued its path in Stockholm and Madrid, connecting to a permanent group of researchers (Alex Arteaga, Ricardo Atienza, José Luis Carles, Cristina Palmese and Monica Sand) with and local actors in each of the cities mentioned participants. Fieldwork in the spaces where the project is carried out will provide a common basis for reflection, dialogue and presentation of the resulting productions.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Research: Urban Soundscape

Controllable Urban Soundscape (2:37) Noise pollution is one of the most stressful things for the urban citizen. Long term exposure to noise from road, rail, and air traffic results in physiological and psychological stress, which indirectly may contribute to heart disease, and high blood pressure.

The vision of the TOR-project is to create oases of tranquillity in public spaces as a natural part of the city centre. Disruptive noise pollution from traffic, for instance, is silenced using advanced technology, providing a relaxing and peaceful space. IMCG is leading the project during the period 2014-2016, and is responsible for the development of innovation and new business solutions. Follow the innovation project at Source: YouTube

Friday, September 16, 2016

Research: Hospital Soundscape

The Future of Hospital Sound
(3:44) : A concept video by Yoko K. that explores the future of hospital soundscapes. Source: Vimeo.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lecture: How Sound Connects Us

How Sound Connects Us
(17:54) A TEDx presentation by Lisa Lavia and Harry Witchel. "Sound is all around us, but how often do we think about the impact it has on us and how it connects us to our environment?  In this unique talk, Lisa Lavia of the Noise Abatement Society and Harry Witchel from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School illustrate through a series of auditory demonstrations the importance of sound quality (rather than simply decibel levels) in the built environment." Source: YouTube

Monday, August 15, 2016

Soundscape: Rural Village Portugal

Rural Community: A beautiful non-verbal soundscape exploration of a small rural community. Credited as a residency project made in Montemor-o-Velho, a town and municipality of the Coimbra District, Portugal. By Sabina Jacobson, (2011) Fonlad Festival On Line De Artes Digitais. Source: YouTube.