Endangered Sounds

The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock; the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound file marked nostalgia.

Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape and asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and looks at which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century.

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The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock; the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound file marked nostalgia.

Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape and asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and looks at which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century.

2007021020070625

The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock; the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound file marked nostalgia.

Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape and asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and looks at which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century.The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock; the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound file marked nostalgia.

Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape and asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and looks at which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century.

20070625

Simon Fanshawe explores how life's familiar sounds have changed with the times. The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock and the warm purr of the old dialling tone are all examples of familiar noises unlikely to be heard in the future. Simon asks whether we care about their passing and asks which sounds will epitomise the 21st century.