Here at the YUBlog, we’re always looking for new and interesting ways to present the true University experience. Photos, videos, the written word, testimonials . . . you name it. One thing we haven’t yet fully explored, however, is pure sound, sound unencumbered by images. Seems strange, right? We’re constantly surrounded by auditory input, and for most of us, it has a huge impact on how we perceive the world. Yet a lot of the time, what we hear is relegated to second (or third) position behind what we see as we take in what goes on around us.
But what does it sound like to venture through the Student Centre on a busy Thursday afternoon? Or to take a walk down to Stong Pond on a rainy evening? We’ve decided to explore, and have created some soundscapes to let you experience the campus in a whole different way. Whether you’re new to York (welcome!) or an old hare doing your familiar rounds, take a listen. Sound is a great way to place yourself in any environment (though of course not the only one). Think about another form of auditory input to which we’re much more used to paying attention: music. Just as a song can take you out of the present moment and place you somewhere else, the sounds of Keele Campus we’ve recorded might give you a distinct and more nuanced sense of your University.
So grab a pair of headphones, sit back and take a tour through the diverse sounds of York University.
Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section below, or on our Twitter account, @YorkUStudents. Happy listening.