We started Global Sound Map as an art project in 2005. The idea; to create a new kind of map, a sound map over the city of Göteborg, Sweden – Göteborg Sound Map. The map was based on site specific sounds, choices from the citizens of Göteborg.
In 2008 we expanded to places and cities all over the world, "The Global Sound Map". Introducing a new visual method, following 5 step.
• The Sound Scape
• The Rythm
• The Space
• The Sounding Object
• The Sound Matter
On the site it was possible to create a soundsymbol that reflected a specific sound experience, and share this with others.
We asked people to think of a place that has a special sound atmosphere. The sounds around the area where they lived, or visit places they liked or disliked. The aim of leaving a Soundprint was to visually describe a sound experience.
On this site you can find soundprints from 28 countries all over the globe.
Miko Söderlund Staffan Mossenmark