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THEBIGEAR is a project coordinated by Francesco Michi
We intend to build an imaginary soundscape, imagining to have such a powerful ear that can perceive sounds coming from an endless acoustic horizon (click on "the project" for more).
Everyone can participate to the project… we are only asking you to describe the sounds you are hearing in this very moment exactly where you are… sounds in the room where you and your computer are, coming from the other rooms of your house, or from the outside, from the city or the countryside (to send your contribution click on "to participate").


I hear politicians making excuses and promises on my radio and the announcer trying to make sense of it.I hear the low hum of my computer. Gradually increasing and decreasing in volume and intensity are insects outside, maybe crickets or cicadas. The soft sound of the cat's feet as she jumps to her window seat. Food being chewed inside my mouth.

I am trying to ignore the sound of the six air condtioner units just a short distance from my open window. I pretend they are a waterfall, or the ocean.

Christy Loucks USA