PURDUE UNIVERSITY (WLFI) – A Purdue professor is encouraging the world to record the sounds around them.
Purdue Ecologist Bryan Pijanowski travels the world recording sounds in nature. He is fascinated on the emotional effect sound has on people.
As a part of Earth Day, Panjinowski and his team of graduate students have developed a digital app which allows anyone to record and upload the sound of their surrounding. The sounds are then made available for listening on his website.
He said sounds in an environment can have a deep personal meaning.
“To be able to connect with a location in a way that requires one sense. I can close my eyes and know where I’m at and almost what time of the year it is, if i listen very carefully,” Pijanowski said.
Pijanowski said people from almost every continent have uploaded audio. Everything from waterfalls to jack hammers can be heard.
To hear the sounds, click here.