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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").


Computer hum of course - ubiquitous it is these days - but beyond that the sound of trucks loaded with rolls of steel flying down the hill beside our house. Hamilton is a steel town, so you are never far from the sounds of industry. There is also the click click of the toenails on our puppy Ursula as she wanders the house.

It is winter time, and the windows are closed. Some are also wrapped in heat shrink plastic to better seal out the winds of winter. This also greatly reduces the amount of sound coming through the glass.

Barry Hamilton, Canada.