Sound Map of (my) Geneva

The Geneva Sound Map project is very much a sound map of my personal experience of living in Geneva, mainly during the summer period. It’s a map that I was building as I got to know Geneva, and many places that I recorded were places I went to for the first time. It is a subjective map –the sound experience of a city can vary considerably depending on each person, because each person listens to and lives the city in their own way– and it is incomplete –many others places could be added to the map, although the map will continue to grow as long as I live in Geneva–. However, I think that it is a project that can contribute to, through the recordings of different soundscapes, the listening of the city of Geneva, to perceiving it and to knowing it through its sounds and noises, through an attentive listening to its different places, and especially to its different people.

Why work with noises and sounds? Why talk about listening? Why record soundscapes? Why make a sound map?

Because sounds bring us memories and emotions, they help us to communicate, to locate ourselves in space, time and the context in which we are.

Because they help us to know the places where we are as well as other people.

Because our life is intimately linked to sounds; they are necessary heirin, although we are not always aware of it.

Because soundscapes are the result of biological, geographical, physical, social, cultural, economic, political, technological, population characteristics… The soundscape can be defined as the set of sounds and noises of a place which are produced (intentionally or not) through its physical and social characteristics.

Because attentive listening to our soundscape helps us to describe and interpret our context.

Because there are sounds; soundscapes that we can recognize, with which we can identify; the voices of our family and friends, diverse musics, the sounds of our houses, neighborhoods, schools, etc. There are many sounds which are part of our daily lives.

Because sounds change throughout the day, the week, the season, over the years, I consider it interesting to record them and archive them.

Because sounds can be the sign of the presence of other people.

Because thinking about sounds is to thinking about life.

Because listening is opening ourself to the world.

Because I hope to reflect, describe and think about our environment, our context, our people and ourselves, through listening and through the sounds that surround us.

 

Sound Map:

The use of headphones is recommended

À la Pointe

Date and time of recording: 22/09/2018 – 18h47

 


Antigel / Meyrin​-​Parc

Date and time of recording: 16/02/2019 – 19h30

 


Antigel Run / Parc de la Grange

Date and time of recording: 26/01/2019 – 18h14

 


Baby-Plage

Date and time of recording: 24/07/2018 – 17h03

 


Bains de Pâquis

Date and time of recording: 24/07/2018 – 18h03

 


Balexert, Vernier

Date and time of recording: 20/08/2018 – 12h42

 


Bel-Air

Date and time of recording: 28/08/2018 – 17h22

 


BIG

Date and time of recording: 29/06/2019 – 21h32

 


Black Movie / Théâtre du Grütli

Date and time of recording: 25/01/2019 – 21h54

 


CAC

Date and time of recording: 06/01/2019 – 15h16

 


Café Art’s

Date and time of recording: 22/10/2018 – 20h27

 


Café du Grütli

Date and time of recording: 25/01/2019 – 19h20

 


Café Mutin

Date and time of recording: 23/05/2019 – 20h04

 


Café Remor

Date and time of recording: 06/01/2019 – 17h25

 


Cave 12

Date and time of recording: 26/09/2018 – 22h36

 


Cinéma Les Scala

Date and time of recording: 17/09/2018 – 21h14

 


CinéTransat / Parc de La Perle du Lac

Date and time of recording: 21/07/2018 – 21h51

 


Coup de Girafe

Date and time of recording: 01/11/2018 – 20h58

 


Course de l’Escalade / Course de la Marmite

Date and time of recording: 01/12/2018 – 19h52

 


DAF

Date and time of recording: 02/05/2019 – 22h14

 


El Catrín

Date and time of recording: 16/11/2018 – 21h48

 


Falaises de Saint-Jean

Date and time of recording: 16/09/2018 – 18h20

 


Falaises de Saint-Jean (de nuit)

Date and time of recording: 26/08/2018 – 21h28

 


Fête de la Musique

Date and time of recording: 23/06/2019 – 20h33

 


FIFDH / Théâtre Pitoëff

Date and time of recording: 16/03/2019 – 13h22

 


Gare Cornavin

Date and time of recording: 20/08/2018 – 19h31

 


Genève-Plage, Cologny

Date and time of recording: 23/08/2018 – 18h29

 


Genève-Servette HC vs HC Fribourg-Gottéron

Date and time of recording: 13/10/2018 – 21h50

 


Get A Nerve! / Villa Sarasin, Grand-Saconnex

Date and time of recording: 30/01/2019 – 19h49

 


Grand cortège historique de l’Escalade

Date and time of recording: 09/12/2018 – 19h44

 


Grève de Femmes

Date and time of recording: 14/06/2019 – 19h03

 


Jardin Anglais

Date and time of recording: 15/09/2018 – 18h41

 


Jeu d’échecs au Parc des Bastions

Date and time of recording: 20/08/2018 – 17h17

 


L’Arcade aux Grottes

Date and time of recording: 29/09/2018 – 0h38

 


L’Escale / Quai Gustave Ador

Date and time of recording: 23/08/2018 – 21h17

 


La Barje des Lavandières

Date and time of recording: 22/09/2018 – 19h57

 


La Bâtie / L’Abri

Date and time of recording: 31/08/2018 – 22h28

 


La Gravière

Date and time of recording: 23/08/2018 – 0h39

 


La Makhno / L’Usine

Date and time of recording: 25/08/2018 – 0h34

 


La Parfumerie

Date and time of recording: 23/08/2018 – 0h05

 


La Petite Reine

Date and time of recording: 24/08/2018 – 23h09

 


Le Cabinet

Date and time of recording: 13/09/2018 – 22h22

 


Le Jardin des Nuages / Shanti Club

Date and time of recording: 26/09/2018 – 18h15

 


Le Lignon, Vernier

Date and time of recording: 30/09/2018 – 18h32

 


Le Pachinko

Date and time of recording: 21/01/2019 – 21h34

 


Les Pâquis (Rue de Monthoux, Rue Charles-Cusin, Rue Sismondi et Rue de Berne)

Date and time of recording: 24/08/2018 – 22h41

 


Luna Park / Plainpalais

Date and time of recording: 06/01/2019 – 17h58

 


Maison de Viola

Date and time of recording: 23/10/2018 – 23h24

 


MAMCO

Date and time of recording: 06/01/2019 – 13h39

 


Marché au puces de Plainpalais

Date and time of recording: 22/08/2018 – 12h09

 


Marché de détail du Boulevard Helvétique

Date and time of recording: 22/08/2018 – 11h26

 


Marché des Grottes

Date and time of recording: 30/08/2018 – 20h08

 


MEG

Date and time of recording: 06/01/2019 – 16h12

 


Meyrin (Avenue de Vaudagne et Avenue François-Besson)

Date and time of recording: 29/08/2018 – 20h49

 


Mouette Ligne M2 Eaux-Vives – Pâquis

Date and time of recording: 24/08/2018 – 15h29

 


Nathan Café

Date and time of recording: 13/11/2018 – 20h43

 


Noël aux Bastions

Date and time of recording: 08/12/2018 – 22h31

 


Nuit des Bains / Quartier des Bains

Date and time of recording: 13/09/2018 – 20h59

 


Ondulor

Date and time of recording: 25/10/2018 – 21h56

 


Parfums de Beyrouth

Date and time of recording: 16/02/2019 – 21h06

 


Paroisse catholique de Saint-Maurice, Veyrier

Date and time of recording: 21/10/2018 – 20h05

 


Picto

Date and time of recording: 24/01/2019 – 20h24

 


Place du Marché, Carouge

Date and time of recording: 22/08/2018 – 12h34

 


Place du Molard

Date and time of recording: 20/08/2018 – 16h17

 


Pointe de la Jonction

Date and time of recording: 20/08/2018 – 18h16

 


Quai du Jet d’Eau

Date and time of recording: 15/09/2018 – 19h12

 


Quai Gustave-Ador

Date and time of recording: 27/08/2018 – 19h39

 


Rue de l’Ecole-de-Médecine

Date and time of recording: 13/10/2018 – 22h29

 


Rue de Rive, Rue de la Croix-d’Or et Rue du Marché

Date and time of recording: 26/09/2018 – 18h40

 


Salon du Livre

Date and time of recording: 01/05/2019 – 18h10

 


Saveurs et Couleurs

Date and time of recording: 24/08/2018 – 19h12

 


Scène Ella Fitzgerald / Parc de la Grange

Date and time of recording: 22/08/2018 – 21h25

 


Sentier des Saules

Date and time of recording: 05/09/2018 – 17h29

 


Skatepark de la Plaine de Plainpalais

Date and time of recording: 26/09/2018 – 18h15

 


Téléphérique du Salève (France)

Date and time of recording: 23/07/2018 – 14h45

 


Tibet Café

Date and time of recording: 10/01/2019 – 20h30

 


Tram 12

Date and time of recording: 12/09/2018 – 18h14

 


Tropical Corner, Cologny

Date and time of recording: 23/08/2018 – 19h16

 


Vapiano

Date and time of recording: 25/10/2018 – 12h05

 


Vielle Ville (Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, Place du Bourg-de-Four et Rue de la Fontaine)

Date and time of recording: 27/08/2018 – 18h13

 


 

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