Annet van Tilburg

Urban Symphony

Prompt: The Voice--a partner assignment focused on centering the voice as a primary material to create a multimedia project.

Urban Symphony is an interactive website experience indexing raw audio recorded around various neighborhoods of Manhattan. The aim is to show users that these neighborhoods, while being close in proximity, are actually quite auditorily distinct from one another. Each has certain sounds that identify them as that one specific place, which helps distinguish them from each other. As a goal, the website maps these auditory landscapes in an attempt to capture the “voice” of these neighborhoods.

See live website here: