A Small Slice Of Tranquility (Part 1) (16 Dec 2002)
In Japan, Dr Teruyo Oba, (based at the Natural History Museum and Institute in Chiba), has taken this practice of listening one step further and encourages people to draw Sound Maps; pictorial representations of what they hear in a particular location at any one time. These maps not only make people much more aware of the sounds around them, but are a language by which people can compare their experiences. Like the sound walks, the maps also highlight how a tranquil landscape can be disturbed by traffic, industry and man-made sounds.
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