Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Powell Street Turnaround | KALW

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Powell Street Turnaround

Nov 10, 2016

We played you 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...

TIM BLEVINS: We are at Powell Street, at the turnaround. In San Francisco, California, of course. The only place you'll hear something like this. My name is Tim Blevins, better known as 'Opera'. Everybody calls me Opera. I have a degree in music and voice, and I've actually worked around the world. I'm unemployed at the moment, so I'm just singing wherever. 

Congratulations to our winner, Erin Nhaminerva. 

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.

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This piece first aired on May 30, 2013.