Do sounds around you effect your mood?

Would you like to know how our everyday soundscapes make you feel – be it happy, excited, productive, sad, uncomfortable, stressed, etc? Soon we all will be able to, thanks to a new exciting research project hosted by the University of Salford, UK called Sound Around You Project. The man behind The Sounds Around You Map Project is […]

Would you like to know how our everyday soundscapes make you feel – be it happy, excited, productive, sad, uncomfortable, stressed, etc?

Soon we all will be able to, thanks to a new exciting research project hosted by the University of Salford, UK called Sound Around You Project.

The man behind The Sounds Around You Map Project is Researcher Charlie Mydlarz.  He studies at  University of Salford’s Audio and Acoustic Engineering Research Centre, Manchester, UK. He has been building a sound map of the world to investigate how sounds in the everyday environment affect people.

The traditional method of sound surveying is to use trained professionals to go to a specific location to measure and assess a site using dedicated and expensive equipment. This project aims to enfranchise the public by providing them with the opportunity to play an active role in evaluating a soundscape by encouraging people to use their smart phones to record sound clips documenting their community soundscapes.  These are then uploaded to a virtual map along with a set of answers to questions about their selection

All you need to do is capture and tell Charlie about the sounds around you with our free mobile phone and pc software.

Participation is easy and fun and will help our research team discover ways to improve the design of our everyday environments.

You can watch this video for more explanation.

Introduction to Sound Around You from Martin Bryant on Vimeo.

To get involved visit  www.soundaroundyou.com

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