SonicMaps Project Links

Group 1 – A Step in Time (Market Place Area)

Group 2 – Night At The Arcade (Byram Arcade)

Group 3 – Off The Rails (The Train Station)

Group 4 – Downstreet Echo (Wood Street)

Group 5 – Steel (Parish Church Yard)

Week 4 – Workshop Journal

Finally it is time to locate sound files using SonicMaps app!

Students went out to their chosen locations and located their soundscape compositions onto a GPS map in SonicMaps editor.





After they finished locating their sound files, they checked whether their projects are working well as they designed using headphones.

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Students are preparing their powerpoint presentations for the public event now!




!! See you all at 7:30 pm on 25th February at Bates Mill Photography Studio !!



Week 3 – Workshop Journal

Week 3 was the day for editing sound files!

Students extracted all their field recordings and listen to their sound files one by one again. They labeled each sound file properly and planned how to create their sound maps.


Group 1’s Sound Map in Market Place Area.


Students started editing sound files in the sequence software, Logic Pro X, and the open source, Cecilia. They experimented with different audio effects and some students made interesting beats and rhythms.

Group 1 created dark and scary ambient with the sound of power plant and random human speech to recreate the mood of the environment when they first found those sound sources in the dark corner of the Market Walk. They also used their ATM sound recording to make a rhythmic pattern in Cecilia.

Group 2 created some melodic and rhythmic soundtracks using their recordings of coins, doors, and the metal structure in Byram Arcade. They planned to turn Byram Arcade into a completely different sonic space!


Group 3 made a 1:30 minute of soundscape composition. It includes sound of trains arriving and departing, announcements and crowd noise in the station. The composition has nice transitions of natural and artificial sound effects.

Group 4 compiled sound of voices, a spooky and dark ventilation fan noise, and some cans and bottles rolling in the street. They created a surreal fight scene, and creepy night street scenes.

Group 5 decided to use the bell sound of Parish Church as an iconic sound of their soundscape. They also made some short loops to develop them as longer compositions.

All their sound compositions are available to listen on Hudscape Soundmap.