What can the soundscape evoke? Awake genius loci.
43d : World Sound Mix is a series of website, iPad application and sound visual installation works, generating a whole earth soundscape. The globe continues going round and mixing the sounds recorded at selected two locations somewhere in the world. We are going to enhance our consciousness of various sound's enviromnent, cultures and history in our small world by current media technologies.
By naming lands, human beings have occupied and developed lands on the globe. A placename and its sounds are intricately linked with environment, culture and history in each place. When we see the globe covered by placenames and listen to the sounds, we may realize diversity and richness of our culture and expand an invisible image and context in the places. Not only that but we may consider about our history during the Age of Exploration, exterminations of languages and placenames, North-South issues and so on.
World Sound Mix's database consists of sounds from the "Freesound Project" (http://www.freesound.org/), and the sounds are licensed under Creative Commons Licenses.