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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Soundwalk: Kolkata

Walking in Kolkata (1hr. 53min.) An amazing soundscape is experienced in this walk around Kolkata known historically in English as Calcutta, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Soundwalk: Amsterdam

Visiting new places, or revisiting old ones, is an option during the Covid-19 pandemic. Virtual armchair travel can take you many places by the Internet. Here are three hour long soundwalks around Amsterdam. There is no narrative only the sound of the city as you wander around looking in store windows, watching boats on the waterways, overhearing conversations and enjoying a lot of people watching as there seems to be very little auto traffic. 

Walking in Amsterdam (1hr. 21min) 

The Ultimate Walk Amesterdam (1hr. 53min) 

Walking downtown Amsterdam (1hr. 11min) 

Source: YouTube

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Education: Studying an Iowa soundscape

Studying Acoustic Ecology (8:19) "Many of the more popular sights of Iowa have an unmistakable landscape. But a full experience is about much more than the sight, there's also the sound. Acoustic Ecology, or "Field Recording," captures and studies these natural soundscapes to share, and at Iowa Lakeside Lab in Okoboji natural sounds are also closely studied." Source: Iowa Outdoors

Lecture: Better Sounding Planet

Sound Ecology: A Better Sounding Planet 
(15.54) Cedric Engels' mission in life is to make people aware of the power of sound and the impact on our society. If the sounds we produce aren’t better than silence, it’s noise. But it all starts with doing more than just hearing. This was a TEDxULB event.