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ACOUSTIC ATLAS

You are invited to travel through listening and sending your voice into virtual acoustic spaces. Sing and emit sound into landscapes, caves, cathedrals, ancient sites.

Listen how your voice reveals and embodies architectural form, texture and place.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND ALL FEATURES MAY NOT WORK AS EXPECTED. THIS NOTICE WILL BE REMOVED AS SOON AS THE WORK IS COMPLETED :)

Start Listening
Enable your device’s microphone input
Wear headphones to avoid feedback.

Why enable my device’s microphone?

Your microphone feed will be played into virtual simulations of heritage sites. This will allow you to sing/project sounds into the virtual site to hear your echoes and experience being there, through sound. Rest assured that only you can hear it. This website can not record your voice, not even temporarily. Instead the audio processing happens locally on your device. If you like to record a cave song or cathedral song, you can use the record function in the sound controls and save this audio to your device. Else it automatically is erased when you close the window.

Why is it better to listen via headphones?

Because of the active microphone input, it can cause a feedback loop and result in very loud noise which is mostly undesirable.

Additional notes:

This website is a project in the making. We are testing out various new elements. If a location's acoustics don't load, please try to refresh that page.

Please send your feedback, suggestions, and get in touch. If you are a sound artist or acoustician or anyone with acoustic data to contribute to this archive please get in touch! cobi.vantonder@york.ac.uk. You can also visit the research section, the about and the blog for further information about Acoustic Atlas.