National Trust asks public to record seaside sounds
22 June 2015
From the section UK
The National Trust is asking the public to record the sounds of the UK seaside to create an audio archive.
The trust wants thousands of recordings uploaded onto a digital map which will be curated by the British Library.
It said the sounds of the coastline were constantly changing and the project would create an audio snapshot for future generations to hear.
Cheryl Tipp, from the British Library, said recordings could include man-made sounds like those of a busy port.
The “Sounds of our shores” project is a joint scheme between the National Trust – which protects historic places and spaces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – the National Trust for Scotland and the British Library.
Musician Martyn Ware, a founder member of bands The Human League and Heaven 17, will use sounds submitted by the public to create a piece of music for release in February 2016.
Martyn Ware will record a new track as part of the project
“I’ve had a deep connection with the coast all of my life,” he said.
“As a kid growing up in Sheffield we’d go on family holidays to Scarborough or Skegness; I can still remember the sounds that filled our days at the seaside.”
Jeremy Cooke, BBC UK affairs correspondent
On the cliffs above Whitby, the herring gulls are nesting as they have for centuries. Their cries are a seemingly timeless sound of the coast.
But, with coastal erosion and climate change, scenes like this may not remain the same forever. Natural habitats change, and the sounds of the shores change too.
That’s why the National Trust …read more
Source:: BBC UK