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* Live Sound Level Monitors

Sound level monitors have been installed at three locations connected with the sound mirrors along the North East Coast. These monitors gather live sound data from each of the sites which is used in the Soundmirror artwork.


* Sound monitor locations

Live sound monitors were installed at Clavering Primary School, Heugh Battery Museum, and in the garden of some project volunteers who lived close to the Fulwell Sound Mirror. To find out more about the places where the sound monitors are located click the links below:

The changing sound levels from these three locations can be viewed in the graph below:


* How do the sound monitors work?

These contemporary versions of the sound mirrors designed by Rob Smith have a small microphone inside that listens to sounds from their local environments. These sounds are not recorded though but they are processed by a small computer inside the sound monitor and the sound level is uploaded to this website.

Listening to the sound levels from the different places and monitoring how they change throughout can tell us a lot about the different activities that are happening, reflecting the people who live there.