November 2, 2020
A sonic tribute to Harry Beck’s iconic tube map.
The sounds of London’s canals and rivers have been collected in a new soundmap from London Sound Survey.
Designed as a sonic tribute to Harry Beck’s iconic tube map, the London Sound Survey collected 60-second field recordings from across London’s aquatic infrastructure.
The recordings span from rustling foliage in Barnes, and the buzzing of insects in Hackney Marshes, to the peaceful sounds of a flowing stream in Hampstead Garden Suburbs, and music from a café on Harrow Road.
Alongside the waterways project, the London Sound Survey has also prepared soundmaps capturing London streets, as well as Kent and Essex estuaries.
Head here to check out the waterways map.
Photo by: Manuel Martín