Sounds of Groningen

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This might sound obvious, but all sounds come from a source, and more often than not, these sources have stories to tell that the casual passerby doesn’t think about. I went to a few remarkable locations in Groningen to take a closer listen to the sounds and try to find out if the noises in these places could tell me a story. You can read about my experiences and explorations in the two blogs that are posted below.

I know however, that these blogs are not nearly enough to paint the complete picture of the phonical life of Groningen. Luckily for me, I didn’t have to do this on my own. As a group, we made an in-depth video about a very interesting and unique source of sound from the city. To dive even further into the vast and extensive audio environment of this town, we have created a soundmap with several ordinary but noteworthy sounds of the city. Finally, we have provided you with a fascinating article about the importance of sounds for your daily life.

But let’s make it a bit more interesting than just me talking, shall we? I’ll be analyzing two locations based on the sounds that I have recorded there. I’ll let you hear a short bit of that recording, and then you get to guess which place you’ll hear. So scroll down the blogs carefully! Ready? Good, let’s go!

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