As part of our fundraiser for The Felix Project, Pete Stollery, Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music at the University of Aberdeen, gave a talk on April 27th about his new sound map (featured recently on BBC News), which captures the way that sonic environments have changed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The project, which features the sounds of urban birdsong, empty streets and ominous public announcements, is currently in the making. Stollery asked members of the public from all over the world to send in recordings that demonstrated how the COVID-19 lockdown had altered their immediate environment. He received more than 100 audio clips from Chile, Turkey, Europe, the US and Canada, all of which have already been posted to an online Google Earth map. And the researcher wants more.
In this talk, Stollery guides us through the soundmap, explaining why he put it together in the first place, and drawing our attention to some of the most poignant recordings in the collection.
If you have enjoyed his performance feel free to express your appreciation by donating here: https://m.facebook.com/donate/841775816304627/?fundraiser_source=feed