Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Birds of Alcatraz | KALW

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Birds of Alcatraz

Aug 22, 2013

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.

Listen above for the full answer...

BATOM: Alcatraz is layers and layers of stories. In the early days of the prison, the prisoners saw the Golden Gate Bridge being built. Imagine looking out and seeing what was going on out there and seeing all this progress taking place and time kind of standing still in here.

Congratulations to this week's winner, Jana Solberg. We'll have a new sound for you to guess and another chance to win next week. 

In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.

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