Fierce: Noise Forecast

As well as the headline and, dare I say it, traditional events in the Fierce diary there are a number of ancillary projects floating around the edges of the festival. One of these, Noise Forecast, starts tomorrow.

Based on research involving interviews with local residents, ambient sound recordings and the measurement of environmental sound levels Birgit Binder and Duncan Speakman are creating an online audio show which aims to help you find the ideal time and location to experience either a few moments of tranquility or to immerse yourself in the aural rush of urban activity.

The forecast is being delivered as a podcast (here’s the RSS feed) though you can of course get the mp3 through a variety of ways including direct from the site. To introduce the project the artists have uploaded a brief first episode which you can hear here:


Duncan Speakman also has a blog.