Every city sound has a great impact on its inhabitants' everyday life. Streets, squares, parks, buildings and businesses, present a sonic footprint which characterises every city at a certain period. Despite this, in the field of acoustics these sounds are usually analysed as noises to be measured and reduced, and the sonic characterisation of a city is usually limited to the production of a map depicting the levels of the main acoustic pollution sources. This fact may have caused the study of city sounds to be deemed secondary and may also have led to prioritising the resolution of conflicts brought about by unwanted noises. However, as it happens with the natural environment, taking proper care of an acoustic environment stems from its knowledge and appreciation.
This sound map aims at creating a tool that collects some of the most distinctive soundscapes of Malaga, an important touristic city with multiple and different soundscapes (and also many conflicts caused by noise) so that they can be listened to by their inhabitants and people from all over the world, become part of the city's cultural heritage and be archived and catalogued for their conservation. It has also the intention of promoting the awareness of preserving a good quality sound environment by showing the diversity and richness of the soundscapes of the city.
This event is free, but you need to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/binaural-sound-map-of-malaga-tickets-44110109525
You can experience the Sound Map of Malaga here: http://mapasonoromalaga.com/