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 our new project, 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 and read on for this week's answer...
TOM MCALLISTER: Kites are something that just about any culture that you go to, across the planet, has a history and a rich culture of kite flying. So, it's something that connects all of us. You get people with families, toddlers, you get senior citizens coming here, flying kites. You get kite enthusiasts, where it's there hobby and their passion and they come in and fly every weekend. At our Berkeley Kite Festival every year, we have free kite making, just for kids and this year we'll be teaching about 1,400 kids to make kites. That's a lot of happy kids.
Congratulations to this week's winner, Chris Rose. 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.