Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Aeolian Day
All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.
Listen above for the full answer...
EDWARD SCHOCKER: Our idea was the commission local artists to work with our schools and our students to build instruments that run on the wind. We have a field of pinwheel instruments…customized wind chimes, a wind-based instrument made of old bicycle parts…musical kites.
Congratulations to Su Buchignani, you're this week's winner. For everyone else, we'll have a new sound for you to guess and another chance to win next week.
In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.
You can find more information about Aeolian Day at the Thingamajigs website. Special thanks to Katy Luo and Cory Riley for recording sound for this story.