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Edward Found Sounds: City Soundtracks

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Each city has its own soundtrack. A city’s sound can be defined by the subway chimes, police sirens, and its streets, but what it is that gives a city its soundtrack is its Buskers. Buskers define the personality of a city’s street, for example Paris. We imagine the streets of Paris to be filled with the sounds of brass instruments, romance and accordions, and the reason for this is because of the city’s entertainers, the Buskers.

Each city also has their own unique Busker. I know for me it’s the guitarist who play’s at Boxhagener Platz every Sunday in Berlin. For Evan Tenanbaum of Portland it is a guy called Kirk Reeves. Evan took the time out to chat with Portland’s infamous busker and he sure sounds like he had some stories to tell:

Over the years I’ve also come across Buskers who have encapsulated me with their sounds. Either because of the talent they have, or because of the surreal nature of the sounds. Dave K captured this dreamlike sound from a Busker in Melbourne.

These entertainers keep our streets from going quiet, they define the personality of our city and give it a soundtrack. What’s the sound of your city?

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

Edward Found Sounds: Laugh out Loud

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

One of the most emotive sounds there is, is a child’s laughter. I don’t think there’s anything else that quite conveys a bigger sense of joy and happiness than this sound. To be amused by the smallest thing and show such great emotion from it is one of the most precious things from being a child.

But the sound of laughter doesn’t always mean happiness, these sounds can stray into insanity and delirium. Laughter can be used to characterize evil villains, the deluded and the power mad. The sound of laughter may creep you out, it may put you off balance, it may even scare you….

The sound of laugher is slowly becoming silenced in the world, every day we type “LOL” and “HAHA”, but how many times do we actually make these sounds when we do this. It is the high pitched screams and yelps of joy that make laughter so contagious and uncontrollable in times of happiness.

Laughter can be contagious, so today we hope you catch it because as Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”. 

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

Edward Found Sounds: Fat Tuesday

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

You may refer to today as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or even just Pancake day. On this day we feast before we fast, so let’s hear some of those sounds of gluttony!

First step is to scour the cupboard for your ingredients, flour, eggs and milk. Once you’ve found them, put them in a bowl and whisk them all up in to your pancake batter. MollyDoraBianca shares with us the sounds of whisking her pancake batter, it sounds like she is running one the most calmest, jolly kitchens there is!

The most recognizable sound of pancakes in the kitchen is the frying, and the flipping. As you pour your ingredients in to the sizzling hot pan, you’ll begin to hear the crackle and pops of the batter as your pancake begins to cook.

Next step, the flip! This is where everything could go wrong, you await the thud of the pancake falling back through the air and returning to the pan, or maybe you’ll be unlucky and hear a whack as the pancake hit’s the ceiling and falls down to the floor. Here’s the sounds of a pretty hefty flip:

I hope wherever you are today you find this Tuesday to be a great excuse to fry up a pancake or two, BBC Radio4 and Radio4 Ext kindly left us a few tips this morning on how to make the perfect pancake.

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.