Urban Soundscape: Twin Cities is a collection of field recordings designed to showcase and archive the acoustic ecology and unique audio portraits of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities. It is based on such sites as London Sound Survey and Favorite Chicago Sounds.
If you would like to suggest a particular Twin Cities' neighborhood or sound, or submit your own recording, please email .
Click on the map markers to listen to the recording. (Links will take you to SoundCloud.)
"London, as You've Never Heard It Before "- NY Times article detailing London Sound Survey
"This is What 18th-Century Paris Sounded Like" - Smithsonian article about the sonic reconstruction of Paris’ Grand Châtelet district in 1739
The Roaring Twenties - an interactive exploration of the historical soundscape of New York City in the 1920s.