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Mapping the sounds of Covid-19

Pete Stollery, Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music at the University of Aberdeen, seeks contributions to a Covid-related sound map on Google Earth

Pete Stollery, Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music at the University of Aberdeen, is crowd-sourcing contributions to a Covid-related sound map on Google Earth and invites MUSIC:ED community to participate in the project.

The aim is ‘to capture sonic environments which have changed as a result of governments’ actions around the world to curb the spread of the virus’.

Examples include recordings of empty city centres, tannoy announcements, National Health Service weekly clapping or birdsong and other natural sounds which can now be heard.

How to take part

  • Record sounds on your mobile phones (audio or video) and then upload them here: https://lnkd.in/eamkYbq or send them to: covid19soundmap@gmail.com
  • Include some text about how the sound has changed under COVID-19 constraints, as well as the location where you recorded it (postcode, map coordinates or just describe the location)
  • Please take into account your own health and safety as well as that of others and follow government advice

Header: Sonic map screenshot