Welcome to your sensory revolution, thanks to the pandemic
I found this article to be a great start! The main stand point is that of the sensory world and how the shift we have assisted since the lockdown has no known precedents.
Coronavirus: Birdsong seems louder and the ravens are more relaxed
Besides the extreme change in the soundscape due to significant traffic decrease, many people account for bird singing as more evident these weeks.
Sirens and Suffering: Rethinking the Soundtrack of the Coronavirus Crisis
Here is a very interesting article how anxiety can be triggered by siren sounds. Focused on New York and how these sounds should be reshaped to a less offensive format. These questions arise now more than ever when cities got quieter and the need for blasting sounds is overdue.
Learning to Listen To, and Beyond, the Siren’s Call
What a delight it was read this one by Lindsay Zoladz. I can’t tell you enough: you’ll love it too.
From birdsong to cheers, sound map shows how coronavirus is changing cities
A fast reading article from the Reuters pointing out diverse examples of recordings around the world, mentioning our already known project #StayHomeSounds from Cities and Memory, with a mini-interview with Stuart Fowkes.
Is Coronavirus Reducing Noise Pollution?
Effects of noise pollution and observable changes during these times.
Whales are basking in newfound silence
The extension of less noise to oceans and the impact on marine life.
Human Life Is Literally Quieter Due To Coronavirus Lockdown
How is the non-human world reacting to the quietness and what is our impact on it during normals times? With Bernie Krause.