A Library of Sounds




On October 6 an exhibition featuring sound recordings and oral history will be opening at the British Library- “Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound


The British Library has archived over 6 million sounds from regional accents to music to waterfalls: http://sounds.bl.uk





I love the idea of a library of sounds.

And it made me think of what I would archive in my own library of sounds.

  1. the voices of my loved ones
  2. the hum of many bees buzzing
  3. the turning of book pages
  4. the water sprinkler
  5. fire crackling


These are just some that come to mind at the moment.


What sounds would you include in your library?