Belfast Sound Map
2012 – ongoing
Open sound-mapping platform
Designed by Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves, Matilde Meireles and Aoghus McEvoy in collaboration with Max Stein.
The Belfast Sound Map is maintained by the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast and it was first exhibited at the Metropolitan Art Centre (MAC) in 2012 in the context of the ‘Sounds of the City’ project.
The Belfast Sound Map is an open resource that aims at engaging local communities in capturing everyday sound and hence characterise the soundscape of the city.
It encourages not only the submission of sound recordings, but also other forms of experiencing and registering sound, such as text or image.
The overall design of this platform facilitates this multiplicity of approaches, while also allowing participants to create their own projects. These are presented as separate, individual layers of recordings within the map.