Reading residents enjoy the Beat the Street Interactive Sound Map

Have you listened to the sounds around you whilst exploring Reading? The Interactive Beat the Street Sound Map allows you to do just that, bringing the town to life with a variety of different familiar Reading sounds!

The interactive sound map’s initial debut at Tomorrow’s Reading in Green Park saw children and adults alike joining in, with the Mayor of Reading Sarah Hacker and her son enjoying finding the bells of Reading Minster and the snuffling hedgehog.

The Interactive Sound Map commissioned by Intelligent Health and created by Natalie Ganpatsingh (Project Manager and Conceptual Designer), William Mathew (Design and Fabrication), Richard Bentley – (Location Sound Recordist/Sound Designer), Richard Ganpatsingh (Digital Architect from HeathWallace), who programmed the Raspberry Pi computer and Scratch software, assisted by his 10 year old son Zak.

Read more about the Interactive Sound Map at Tomorrow’s Reading here. If you would like to know more about how the sound map works, read William Mathew’s blog post for details.

Missed the interactive sound map at Tomorrow’s Reading? We will be a Meadow Madness tomorrow in Forbury Gardens – head down to hear the sounds of Reading come to life!

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