Arty Sound Site: SOUNDWALK

February 22, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

SOUNDWALK.com is the website for a company that produces audio tours of a different color. They can be listened to while you are visiting a place (maybe the Louvre, or Times Square), but you can also listen from your desk, or your bedroom and travel somewhere in your mind. Soundscape presents places as seen by a particular person: the Bronx seen by Yankees fans, or by hip-hop artists. They've also made pump-up mixes/tours for going on runs in Berlin, New York, and London.

But, most importantly to me, that will really transport you away. This one, the India soundscape, was mixed by a DJ, combining tabla beats, the water moving along the Ganges, the sounds of commerce and prayer on the river, and Hindu philosophy.