Aberdeenshire towns and villages will be brought to life through sounds, thanks to the work of two north-east artists.
“Soundmap: People and Place” is an inter-generational, community project led by sound artist Pete Stollery and visual artist Bryan Angus.
Since the project began six months ago, more than 130 residents, including walking groups, sheltered housing residents, arts clubs, guides and school pupils, have brought together sounds to create a snapshot of Aberdeenshire life.
The recordings are mapped onto Google Earth where anyone can listen to them.
‘Soundmap: People and Place’ was due to culminate this month, May 2020, with a celebration and exhibition bringing together everyone who has contributed to the project.
With this on hold, in the meantime, Mr Stollery is now looking for people to assist in the creation of ‘Sound Walks’ walking tours that can be experienced by using a smart phone or other internet-enabled mobile device.
The walking tours will be available in Banff, Ladysbridge, Rosehearty, Sandhaven and New Byth, and those on the routes will be able to listen to different sounds accompanied by a voiceover.
People can help the artists by writing short scripts inspired by the sounds they hear in the areas, or by recording voiceovers themselves.
If you would like to take part in the project, email cultural development officer Alison Brodie.