Sounds of my City: Urumqi
Left leg, right arm and center ear of s&S Radio (the ROGC) was for over 2 years based in the far side of the PRC – in the city of Ürümqi.
Take a few moments & pay a vicarious visit by way of a playlist collection of incidental & ambient sounds that make living in a place like this what it is.
*Another bonus instance of the pigeon flock droning around my 6th floor apartment. With some narration. One bird (or 2?) in the group is fitted with a small whistle device that creates this sound as they fly. You can hear this eerie drone in the sky at random times all over my neighborhood where pigeon keeping is common. Try setting this sound going in tandem with some of the sounds above. It tends to be how my ears experience the neighborhood.
If you enjoy this little sonic window to this side of the planet, have questions etc, please leave a comment!
My hope is that others will be inspired to submit small collections of sounds of their cities to be posted in separate playlists – making this area of the site an little travel center in sound. If you’d like to contribute, please send a note through the CONTACT page.