This project realized through London Sound Survey is Richard Beard’s 100 recordings of wildlife (mostly birds) in the area of Hackney. What makes this project different and delightful is usually similar projects are based on geo-mapping – mapping single recordings to particular location on a map. This “map” is basically a time-map. Multiple recordings are mapped to the same location, what changes is time, the span of one year. This makes for a really different listening experience where one can hear clearly the changes in wildlife presence over the months and seasons of the year. Knowing that the location and time of recording stay consistent, this project allows both for an aesthetic and informative impression of the ebbs and flows of a local soundscape.
Have a listen here.