Soundscapes of Stirling
An ongoing Journey of constant learning
IT START WITH
An Endless Passion for Sound,
For Music, for Discovery, for Life...
This is a personal project of mine, and not for profit, to capture the sounds of everyday life in, and around, the city of Stirling. There are many reasons why I am doing it, and all of them valid, to me, but I think the best way to describe the project is my perception and reflection on Jonathan Sterne’s claim that “the history of sound implies a history of the body”.
I remember when I was younger, and listening to the sounds around me then, and know how much they have changed in the present day, which has been happening from the dawn of time. So, another aim of mine is to create a complete library of the sounds of our city, and preserve them in full. I would like to think that in 100 years time people will listen to these sounds, of our time, and wonder at how it was different.
There are so many uses for sound files like this, from ambience in TV and film, to sound design from the field recordings. Its a wonderfully creative process, turning the sound of a street ambience into a lush synthesised pad, which you would never recognise; and is how a lot of sound is designed for electronic music, orchestral hybrid music, film sound tracks and special effects.
I will also be using my sound files for this purpose, so, that said, they are free to listen to, but permission is not granted to reuse them in other projects. All the sound files are water marked, inaudibly, and filled with meta data, and their use tracked. If you are interested in using the sounds I record, please, just get in touch, and we can talk. Soundscapes of Stirling is a completely non profit project, it is for interest and archive, and to aid my learning in a live project, so any licensing agreement would be for name credit only, where used.
It never ends
The Passion never dies, It just keeps on growing!
Stay Hungry and Strong
Each and every recording I make will be unique, they will never reoccur again, future present or past. The sounds you will hear are a one time occurrence, where each element of the complete soundscape are randomly generated by their source, whether that be people, animals, nature or vehicles; there is no chance of the same combination of individual sounds occurring at the same time, ever again.