A Sound Map of Whitby

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A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by taphonomy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:43 pm

I've been compiling a sound map of Whitby and the surrounding area which I shall be adding to regularly. I'm hoping to build it up into quite a comprehensive sonic portrait of the town.

http://quippymentor.blogspot.co.uk/

Please have a look and a listen. I'd be interested if anyone has any comments or advice.

Chris W.

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Re: A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by admin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:32 pm

That's excellent! Will you add another sample taken from outside the front of The Magpie? It's where our Whitby Web Cam is located and it would make an excellent addition to the site. We could exchange links. The site is here:

http://www.whitbywebcam.co.uk

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Re: A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by taphonomy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:55 am

Thanks. I'll certainly add a sample from beneath the webcam, no problem.
Very pleased that you like the site.

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Re: A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by David Perry » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:15 pm

Interesting - but does it have any practical use?

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Re: A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by taphonomy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:48 am

David Perry wrote:Interesting - but does it have any practical use?
David, It might help people to listen to the environment more.

I'm a field recordist and to my mind people hear things, but they don't really listen. Whitby has so many different soundscapes and as we move about the town we cross from one to the other, for example going down to the beach in the cliff lift. We move out of the lift with its mechanical hum of electrical machinery, out into the tunnel with its echoing ambience (which kids love so much, but of course adults greet with more restraint) and then into the open air.

People who love Whitby but don't live here say the map helps to take them back to the place they love.

So no, it has no real practical use, unless you count getting people to take those earphones out of their ears and start listening to the world around them as a practical use. I'd advise people to come to Whitby and listen as well as look.

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Re: A Sound Map of Whitby

Post by David Perry » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:53 pm

Thats good enough for me Chris.

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