Joel Schalit

Israeli-American journalist who releases field recordings of protest sounds

This is What Europe Sounds like

produced and mastered by Raz Mesinai

1.Arab refugee chant. Berlin, March 2016. 02:28
2.Migrants with drums. Torino, October 2012. 03:12
3.Rojava solidarity protest. Berlin, July 2020. 02:47
4.Falafel parlour opening band. Neukölln, July 2017. 02:14
5.Turkish giftshop ambient. Berlin, July 2012. 03:34
6.Ich bin ein Ausländer (Asylum seeker mix). Neukölln, January 2016. 04:09
7.Begging for food. Torino, October 2013. 03:27
8.Horns for Berlusconi. Torino, February 2012. 03:52
9.Steelworkers protest. Brussels, February 2016. 02:54
10.The anti-Nazi demo. Berlin, August 2012. 03:37
11.Steelworkers protest ambient. Brussels, February 2016. 03:49
12.Roma on the metro. Milano, April 2009. 02:31
13.Brixton as genre. London, July 2012. 01:39

creative sound and architecture

here are a few articles and videos about interesting projects and creative approaches involving sound and architecture.
also recommended is the book Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds by Jean-François Augoyard and Henri Torgue (McGill-Queen’s Press , 2006).

Written by researchers at the Centre for Research on Sonic Space and the Urban Environment (CRESSON) in Grenoble, France, the book is “an alphabetical sourcebook of eighty sonic/auditory effects”, including many chapters discussing electro-acoustic composition, the effects and how they relate to architecture, urban studies, phenomenology, social theory, physics, and psychology.

On Notre Dame:

Reverb at the Leaning Tower of Pisa:

and the Grand Canyon..

Rosemary Mayer

American painter 1943-2014, Rosemary Mayer painted these “Noise” Drawings from 2001, where she depicted the sounds she heard at various times of day from her living space in Lower Manhattan

You can see these 4 at PS1 as part of the Greater New York exhibit there now (March 2022)

Films about sound

Annea Lockwood / a Film About Listening (documentary by Sam Green 2021)

Blow Out (Brian DePalma, 1981)

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Blow Out movie review & film summary (1981) | Roger Ebert

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.

The Conversation (1974) - IMDb

Land Art

Land Art or Earth Art describes artworks made by sculpting the earth and transforming land itself,
sculpture using the landscape.

Some works include Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” 1970 in the salt flats of Utah, and Walter De Maria (also a composer) who created “The Lightning Field ” (400 metal posts arrayed in a very large field in New Mexico desert.

This page and website is a great resource on many related topic: