Audiograph's Sound of the Week: "Hold, please"
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 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...
VIJAYKUMAR KRISHNAN: The best kind of hold music is the kind that makes the listener think. If the music can draw the user's attention such that his cognitive resources are used in processing the music itself... then the listener does not have time to think about other things to fill up the time.
Congratulations to this week's winner, Glen. 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.