Sounds of the oceans

Phantom Islands, a soundtrack project. ‘During centuries of ocean exploration these phantom islands were sighted, charted, described and even explored – but their existence has never been ultimately verified. Poised somewhere between cartographical fact and maritime fiction, they haunted seafarers’ maps for hundreds of years, inspiring legends, fantasies, and counterfactual histories.’ Andrew Pekler has created an ‘interactive map which charts the sounds of a number of historical phantom islands’ / soundtrack music by Jonathan Roberts / the Nature Soundmap captures the sound of biodiversity from around the planet. See also Wild Ambience. See also this recent episode of Clare Balding’s Ramblings: Walking in Sound: Ellie Williams in North Somerset / from phantom islands to random ducks, a Map of the Names of Donald Duck’s Nephews in Different Countries / New Yorkers at home / I Installed Every Version of Ableton Live (via MusicRadar) / Radio is a Foreign Country features ‘cut-ups of international radio broadcasts (AM, FM & shortwave) & ethnographic film, as well as primary source vintage records & tapes’ / see also shirley & Spinoza Radio, ‘an ongoing, eclectic audio stream of far-flung obscurities and concoctions from all earthly times and places’.

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