Washington Street Art Center Sound Map (co-incidence 2019)

Washington Street Art Center

This provides some documentation of a collaborative attempt to map the sound environment of the Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA. This occurred on January 17, 2019 as part of the co-incidence festival. There were multiple methods employed including but not limited to:

-Recording discrete locations and analyzing the dominant frequencies (in terms of amplitude and harmonic resonance). The documentation for this process at several of the locations is provided below including the harmonic analysis and sound files. With this technique different different parameters were specified for each analysis and can be viewed in the analysis file.

-Measuring the standing waves of the interior structure.

-Representing graphically the sound amplitude at a location as a stereo image (left and right channels)

Participants included Clara Allison, Derek Baron, Aaron Foster Breilyn, Jordan Dykstra, Joachim Eckl, John Eagle, Luke Martin, Michael Pisaro, Sarah Pitan, Angeles Rojas, and Tim Tsang.

Exterior Wall
Upper Raw
Upper Dominant Frequencies
Lower Raw
Lower Dominant Frequencies
South Interior Wall — Door Side
South Interior Wall — Door Side Raw
South Interior Wall — Door Side Dominant Frequencies
South Interior Wall — Office Side
South Interior Wall — Office Side Raw
South Interior Wall — Office Side Dominant Frequencies (more freqs)
South Interior Wall — Office Side Raw
South Interior Wall — Office Side Dominant Frequencies (frewer freqs)
Bathroom Nook/Closet
Bathroom Nook/Closet Raw
Bathroom Nook/Closet Dominant Frequencies
Bathroom Hall
Bathroom Hall Raw
Bathroom Hall Dominant Frequencies
Bathroom
Bathroom Raw
Bathroom Dominant Frequencies