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Name: Zoes the Dog.
Breed: Tennis Ball Hound.
Occupation: Tennis Ball hunting.
In my spare time: Hunting tennis balls (or    any yellow spherical item prancing around).
My Dream Day: Visiting the tennis ball department in a sports store.

Zoes' Soundscapes

This is a maypole of floating sounds, sonic rumours and wandering soundscapes. They are neither soundmarks nor sounds of cultural importance which merit preservation. They are just short bits of sonic memory, which I have recorded whilst running after tennis balls never managed to catch them. 

THESSALONIKI. VALAORITOY st.

The Bar Phenomenon in Noise Generation.

DJs increase their volume to override the adjoining bars.

Saturation in all its glory. May 2013.

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NYMPHES, NORTH CORFU. WATERFALLS

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16.12.2012

VIENNA

ViennaSewers

The Vienna sewers. An old highly sophisticated sewer system beneath the city. Tunneling waste waters via the left canal. The right dark canal contains waste beer (!!) from the city's bars. 2012


ViennaPratter

The Vienna Prater amusement park. Sound of the Scenic Railway. 2012

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL

SchipholAmsterdam

Airport soundscapes are the same everywhere. Α carefully constructed tranquility covers thousands of square meters of boredom. At Schiphol however, there are some soundmarks. Short of. 25.2.2012

Baggage Carts depot.

Melodic escalators.

HALIKOUNAS BEACH SOUTH CORFU

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Summer afternoon recording. Halikounas shoreline.

NEW YORK

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NY Greenwich Village-China Town. The singing cop. Directing traffic her way.

February-March 2012.

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NY China Town. Funeral Procession. Opening of a church door.

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NY Central Park. Background saxophone. A chearful company of friends passes by.

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NY Ground Zero. Rebuilding Ground Zero. Two huge water tanks  occupy the empty space.

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NY Down Town. Well, I know, subway recordings are overused electroacoustic cliches. In this recording however, there is an interesting crossfade between the train and the brass band.

COSTA RICA

In 2010 I spent a few days in Tortuguero rain forest trying to record Howler monkeys. During rainy season it was almost impossible to avoid rain drops in recordings. Amazingly verdant landscapes.

VOLCANO

photo by Gregorio Jimenez.

There are millions of sounds in a rain forest. Here is an eerie mix of Tortuguero's rain forest soundscape.

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Howler monkeys.

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Roaring Howler monkey. Slightly reverberated.

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Rio Tortuguero. Early morning recording.

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Tortuguero Beach. Unlike Pacific ocean, The Caribbean was wild and stormy; hence the noisy recording.

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TORTUGUERONESTS

Green turtle nests

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Tucan.

tortuguerovillage

The Tortuguero village.

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With our guide Alonso.

church

Cartago. The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles.

SANJOSE

San Jose. Old american trucks grunter passing the highway infront of the Cafe Kracovia, San Jose. BTW Cafe Kracovia serves the best Pina Colada in Central America.

BEACH

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Rain on top of thick leaves and a green snake.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA

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Shanghai World Expo 2010.

BEIJING, CHINA

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In 2006, Beijing was in the midst of a development boom in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. Much of the ancient city of narrow alleyways and the hutongs disappeared under the wrecking ball making way for office blocks and shopping malls. Two daily sounds caught my ear: the noise of rubble and the transportation of wood for the restaurants' fireplaces. Here are three short recordings of the later. Beijing still remains my favourite city.


HAVANA, CUBA

A sudden explosion in Plaza de la Catedral

in Havana Vieja. 2007

MEXICO CITY

Well, to tell the truth, I'm not sure whether this plaza is in Mexico City or Morelia, Michoacán in central Mexico. Visiones Sonoras Festival in 2007 took place in both cities. It was certainly after a number of tequilas sangrita. A company of men and women, having fun late at night. 2007

ANTINIOTI LAGOON, NORTH CORFU

Antinioti

Between 2004 and 2006, the Electroacoustic Music Lab (Music Dep. Ionian University) contacted a research project on Corfiot soundscapes. After 2 years and millions of mosquito bites we ended up with hours of recordings. This is a sound of distant and near frogs, recorded near the shoreline of the lagoon.