Note: This application functions only with older, legacy »MyCity, MySounds« sound walks and maps. Currently (October 2018), it may not be able to run newer walks created with the »MyCity, MySounds« website or iOS application. Also, there is no guarantee it will function on *all* Android devices.
The project »MyCity, MySounds« developed by the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and sponsored by the City of Karlsruhe focuses on sounds in all its shapes and forms. To this end an App was developed including the relevant mobile Web applications, with which it is possible to discover and present the city’s spaces. With this project, the acoustic characteristics and meanings of city spaces, which have until now been significantly underrepresented in the visually-oriented World Wide Web and the digital culture have thus now entered the user perception of everyday digital technology.
With the project all those interested are given the opportunity to record – on-site in the city spaces – the sounds, tones, noises and voices with their own Smartphone, and to connect these with the recording locations, the original location of the sound, on a map accessible virtually and online. This results in a huge sounding archive, adding a multifaceted dimension to the identity of one’s own city. Consequently, the city articulates itself in a new way. Everyone is invited to contribute, and so give their own city a very unique identity.