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...
EUGENE BUGATTO: Skeet was more popular at one time here in the United States before trap was. In fact, here at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club, they used to have big tournaments like the Western Open, which was front page news in the sporting green back in the 40s and 50s.
Congratulations to Ward Evans, 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.