Urban Audio, composing with traffic

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When R. Murray Shafer conducted the International Sound Preference Survey a few decades ago, traffic noise was categorized as one of the least appreciated sounds in the world, together with dentist drills and chalk squeaking on blackboard. Sound artist Florian Tuercke has been spending the last few years attempting to transform the ever-hated noise of traffic into harmonious music, taking up a challenge that could be compared to the alchemist’s goal of turning lead into gold


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