Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 by Uri Halevi
Museum of Endangered Sounds is a place for you to stand and salute all the sounds that used to be integral part of our lives and no longer are… Get ready to take a listen down memory lane!
Pull out your rose tinted specs, because the Museum Of Endangered Sounds is about to make you reminisce lovingly about all those annoying sounds that emanated from your now defunct gadgets; all those beeps, whirrs and whistles you used to hate but now secretly miss are showcased lovingly, simply and in a symphony of retro noise!
The site’s owned and operated by Brendan Chilcutt (the excitable guy in the picture above!), whose grand aim is to create an online museum exhibit preserving the sounds drilled into us by our fave old technologies. So everything then from the textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR, the most distinct sound of retro Atari games, the chattering sound of an old typing machine etc…
A well executed project like this requires unconditional passion, and its creator Brendan leaves us with no doubt about his:
“My ten-year plan is to complete the data collection phase by the year 2015, and spend the next seven years developing the proper markup language to reinterpret the sounds as a binary composition. If you don’t understand my passion and the significance of my work, you probably never will.”
So give yourselves a cultural treat and visit the Museum of Endangered Sounds, find sounds you thought were long lost and email Brendan if you think of a sound that is missing…