I find sound and auditory perception very important channels or means via which the communication and osmosis between the inner and the outer world of each being is carried out. I visualize every sound no matter its volume, frequency or repeatability, tempo, rhythm etc. a four (or maybe even more) dimensional altering of an otherwise static axis of silence. Every sound can be fascinating, the only thing one needs to do in order for that to happen is let themself immerse into and thus become mesmerised by it.
Since 2009 I have been continuously documenting Ulaanbaatar’s audioscapes.
Along with visual pollution (not to mention more widely acknowledged factors such as air pollution, soil contamination and waste management infrastructure), noise pollution is one of the components contributing to constituting Ulaanbaatar as a rather unhealthy and stressful living environment. That does not however in any way imply an unambiguity of the city’s soundscapes’ character. Their intensity and murkiness are not unequivocal, which is what I try to highlight with my recordings some of which along with their brief descriptions you can find below.
AS OF NOW PLEASE LISTEN TO AN EARLIER SET OF MY FIELD RECORDINGS (MOSTLY ULAANBAATAR ONES) PUBLISHED BY THE POLISH SOUNDSCAPE INSTITUTE. HOPEFULLY I WILL MANAGE TO UPDATE THIS PAGE SOON.