© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Akron Residents Will Hear What Their City Sounds Like

Sounds of Akron poster

For the past year, residents of Akron, Ohio, have been collecting soundbites from their city for a new symphony. On Saturday night, they will hear their contributions in the final product.

People recorded their audio samples using a smartphone app designed by MIT engineers. The sounds that will make up Saturday’s musical composition include traffic noise, church bells and high school hallway chatter.

David C. Barnett from Here & Now contributor WCPN in Cleveland reports on the Sounds of Akron symphony.

[Youtube]

Reporter

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

/
/