SoundTransit is back!
After a 10 month hiatus, the Soundtransit project is back thanks to the generous hosting support of Turbulence.org.
SoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography. Phonography is the art of recording sounds from the environment around us, with an emphasis on the unintentional sounds which often go unnoticed in our daily lives. An international community of phonographers collect and share their recordings, with interests ranging from recordings of natural or urban environments to improvised situations or soundwalks to the resonance of solid objects or the Earth’s atmosphere
In the BOOK section of this site, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world. In the SEARCH section, you can search the database for specific sounds by member artists from many different places. If you are a member of SoundTransit, you can also CONTRIBUTE your recordings for others to enjoy. The Creative Commons Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on this website.
During 2010, our previous host in the Netherlands quadrupled the rent for our server, forcing us to move or consider closing. Turbulence.org graciously offered their support, and during 2011 we’ve been working together with them, getting everything up and running again.
Please visit us at | http://turbulence.org/soundtransit
To hear our collection of over 2000 recordings from 471 artists around the world, experience our unique way of traveling via soun and find out how you can help the SoundTransit project.
Huge thanks go out to Helen Thorington, Jo-Anne Green and Jesse Gilbert of Turbulence for their kindness and patience!