Sound Maps

A couple of weeks ago I went to a talk about sound mapping, it is a concept that I find really fascinating in all its forms which range from the very literal phonographical document of the sound of a space such as the maps created by Ian Rawes ( to those which seek to utilise sound as a less literal form of data representation such as the LHCsound project which is sonifying the movement of particles within the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (

Here are a couple more interesting articles/writings on the subject of sound mapping and sonification:

and of course R. Murray Shafer’s book ‘The Soundscape’ (