‘Architect of Sound’ Release Five Interactive Audio Postcards / Sound Cards

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Field Recording, Giants Causeway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Sound, Travel, World Environment

Architect of Sound Interactive Audio Sound Postcards

Explain?

In the modern 21st century many of us have some form of online action with the digital World. People around the world use Smart phones for various reasons. Today when people visit tourist locations they usually upload pictures and videos to online social media networks but occasionally they send postcards home to family members and friends. Being a Music Technology and Innovation graduate I thought it would be a cool idea to add an Audio feature to the old Postcard and give it a digital dimension.

How does it work?

It’s easy – You simply scan the QR code (which appears on the back of the card) with your Smart phone, this action will then bring you to my Soundcloud website and from there you can listen to the Audio recording that links to the visual of the card.

What is the point of all this?

Not only does it give the receiver of the Audio Postcard / Sound Card a little more understanding of where the sender has been but it also gives the extra added bonus for our ears to hear how the visual actually sounds! Accompanying the QR Code on the back will be a short paragraph of text educating us about the location, event or object that appears on the front of the Audio Postcard / Sound Card.

What five locations or objects did you pick for recording and showcasing your sounds?
1st. Strokkur Geyser, Haukadalur Geothermal area, Iceland.
2nd. The Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
3rd. ‘Merlin’ Steam Locomotive.  Celebrating 150 years of Bangor – Belfast train line, Northern Ireland.
4th. The One O’Clock Gun-shot, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland.
5th. Lisboa Tram, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Why did you choose to record these specific locations and objects for sounds?

I choose to record these specific locations and objects because i felt that these different recording subjects play an important role in each country. Whether the purpose be for nature, environmental, pleasure, study, research or movement (Past and Present) These five different recording subjects have been an essential part of the history, development and identity of each individual country. To this day and beyond they all still perform a vital role in their society especially within tourism.

The detail of sound incorporated into each subject contains many different elements – architectural, environmental, landscape, mechanical, natural and public reaction.  

How many Audio Postcards / Sound Cards have you created?

I have created five Audio cards (one for each location shown above) and three different designs for each card. Design detail is different on each individual card. View below to see the three different designs.  All designs can be changed, mingled and expanded to suit different outlets.

Is the photography and recording all your own work?

Yes, All field recordings and photography is my own.


Front of Sound Card

Design 1: Front of Sound Card. ‘Merlin’ Steam Locomotive – Celebrating 150 years of Bangor – Belfast train, Northern Ireland.

Front and Back of Sound Card of 'Merlin', Steam Locomotive Celebrating 150 years of Bangor - Belfast train, Northern Ireland.

Design 1: Front and Back of Sound Card of ‘Merlin’, Steam Locomotive Celebrating 150 years of Bangor – Belfast train, Northern Ireland.

Back of Sound Card. You can see Text and Website and QR Code of 'Merlin', Steam Locomotive Celebrating 150 years of Bangor - Belfast train, Northern Ireland.

Design 1: Close-up of back of Sound Card. Text and QR Code available for scanning with Smart phone.


Design 2: The One o'Clock Gun-shot, Edinburgh, Scotland. Notice bottom right is labeled.

Design 2: Audio Postcard, The One o’Clock Gun-shot, Edinburgh, Scotland. Notice the card is labeled on the bottom right-hand corner.

Design 2: Audio Postcard of The One O'Clock Gun-shot, Edinburgh, Scotland. Notice the front is labeled on bottom right corner and the back has text, QR Code and room for writing address.

Design 2: Audio Postcard, The One O’Clock Gun-shot, Edinburgh, Scotland. Notice on the front of the card it is labeled on bottom right-hand corner and on the back of the card it features short text, QR Code for scanning with Smart Phone & room for writing address.

Design Two: Back of Audio Postcard which has Short Text, QR Code and room for writing address.

Design 2: Close-up of back of Audio Postcard, Short text, QR Code for scanning with smart phone and room for writing address.


Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! Front of Audio Postcard. The Front card has a white borderline and it is labeled on the bottom right-hand corner.

Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! Front of Audio Postcard. The Front card has a white borderline and it is labeled on the bottom right-hand corner.

Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! The Front card has a white borderline and is labeled bottom right. The Back is blank with QR Code for scanning.

Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! The front and back of Card.  The back of the card is blank for writing and also has a QR Code available for scanning with Smart phone.

Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! The Back of Audio Postcard.

Design 3: Ride the Lisboa Eléctrico! Close-up of the back of Audio Postcard.

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