[microsound-announce] SoundTransit Project Relaunched by Turbulence.org
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Sat Dec 3 09:02:58 EST 2011
After a 10 month hiatus, the Soundtransit project is back thanks to the
generous hosting support of Turbulence.org.
SoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field
recording and phonography. Phonography is the art of recording sounds
from the environment around us, with an emphasis on the unintentional
sounds which often go unnoticed in our daily lives. An international
community of phonographers collect and share their recordings, with
interests ranging from recordings of natural or urban environments to
improvised situations or soundwalks to the resonance of solid objects or
the Earth's atmosphere
In the BOOK section of this site, you can plan a sonic journey through
various locations recorded around the world. In the SEARCH section, you
can search the database for specific sounds by member artists from many
different places. If you are a member of SoundTransit, you can also
CONTRIBUTE your recordings for others to enjoy. The Creative Commons
Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on
During 2010, our previous host in the Netherlands quadrupled the rent
for our server, forcing us to move or consider closing. Turbulence.org
graciously offered their support, and during 2011 we've been working
together with them, getting everything up and running again.
Please visit us at
to hear our collection of over 2000 recordings from 471 artists around
the world, experience our unique way of traveling via sound and find out
how you can help the SoundTransit project.
Huge thanks go out to Helen Thorington, Jo-Anne Green and Jesse Gilbert
of Turbulence for their kindness and patience!
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