I stumbled across a blog post this morning – Sound As Experience – which looks at a project exploring people’s favourite sounds.
Most of them were familiar, even if the happenings they herald are relatively uncommon, and the words instantly gave me the sounds they describe in my head – for example:
* snow lightly hitting a glass window
* rain falling on a tent’s roof
* walking on gravel
* footsteps in a museum
* mail falling on a doormat
* ropes clanging against a mast
So, I thought I’d like to add some more of my own…
suck and bubble of air as I breathe underwater when scuba diving
mac ‘Empty Trash’ sound of virtual paper being scrunched
heavy rolling rasp of an old sash window opening
swirling a watercolour brush in a glass jar of water to clean off the paint
teeth on juicy corn cob
walking in a pine forest on a carpet of dry needles
What about you?
[*From Take a Closer Listen, designed and edited by Rutger Zuydervelt].