London Sound Survey now features soundscapes of London’s waterways

Internet resource London Sound Survey, whose name can be translated from English as “London’s life in sounds”, has published a new project called “London’s Waterways”. Collected here are 60-second audio tracks recorded on the banks of London’s waters, canals and rivers.

The London Sound Survey is a tribute to the iconic London Underground map, created by Harry Beck back in the 1930s. Since then, the map has naturally grown much larger, but Beck came up with an easy-to-understand schematic view of this map, reminiscent of an electrical circuit, with colored metro lines. This concept is now widely used.

On the London Sound Survey, the sounds of London’s waterways can also be found on a schematic map in the style of Harry Beck.