The #SoundsFromHome project was created in May 2020 during UK's COVID-19 lockdown. The aim is to create a community that enables us to continue exploring and discovering locations through sounds and stories, even when travel may not be possible.
Ambient sounds are shared from around the world, often with a short story or description. I then improvise music to these sounds and share them on social media platforms and/or YouTube.
You're welcome to browse the sounds & stories to-date on the map above, or to join the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and/or YouTube!
The goal is to cover all countries in the world by the end of 2020. Will you join us for this global exploration?
To get involved & share your sound
I invite you to submit a recording of the ambient sounds from wherever you are in the world. Upon listening to your sound and reading your stories, I will improvise a piece to a selection of these sounds in a future video on Instagram and/or YouTube.
The steps are simple: Use your phone's voice recorder and capture 30 to 60 seconds of sound! Recordings can then be submitted to the dropbox link provided upon completing this form.
Please note - it's important that the file you submit is your own capture, and not a pre-recording of anybody else's work. This means that the sounds of nature, planes, trains and the streets are fine, but if there is clear and recognisable background music (like if on the radio or television for example) then unfortunately I won't be able to use your submitted file.
I'll be thanking and sharing publicly so please do let me know where on social media to find you!
*Please no fan accounts - I prefer to connect with your personal account.
**Please note - due to the overwhelming response it may take a few weeks for me to work with and share your sound - but I will get to it and thank you for your patience!