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Open call – please send us your #StayHomeSounds from the global lockdown

As we all know, the world is a very different place right now, with countless communities and countries around the world entering lockdown and social distancing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know that – along with sounds – everyone has their own story to tell.

We’d like to invite all of you, wherever you live around the world, to send us a sound recording from wherever YOU are, and tell us a little about how things are wherever you live. 

We’ll publish the results on a sound map, so we can all share a little of our world as we go through these strange and unsettling times, and build global solidarity through sound.

This is #StayHomeSounds.

covid-19 soundsSounds are particularly fascinating right now, as with so much of our lives in lockdown, the world hasn’t sounded quite like this during our lifetimes – whether it’s something simple like less traffic and more quiet, or how you can hear more birdsong and wildlife, through to how people are coming together through song and music.

We hope that through the project we can share a little bit of not just how it sounds as we all adjust to a new way of living, but how it feels at this unique moment.

How to submit a sound

Please submit your sounds and stories from the Covid-19 lockdown here – we’d love to know how it sounds wherever you are, and to share your accompanying stories as the whole world adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic. 

You don’t have to record with specialist sound equipment – a quick mobile phone recording from your home is also great!

NB. Please DON’T go out specially to record sounds in other places for this project – a recording from your own safe home environment is just perfect! If you’ve been advised to stay home, please keep doing so.