Monday, September 12, 2011

The Sonic Memorial Project

There are so many interesting pieces being written to commemorate and enrich our understanding of 9/11/2001.  The New York Times has links for teaching about the events, and Carrie just sent this link to share the Sonic Memorial Project, an NPR led collaborative project to create an archive of sounds and memories - what else are you reading, thinking about, etc?

SonicMemorial.org is an open archive and an online audio installation of the history of The World Trade Center. We are continuing to collect stories, ambient sounds, voicemails, and archival recordings to tell the rich history of the twin towers, the neighborhood and the events of 9/11.

Led by NPR's Lost & Found Sound, The Sonic Memorial Project is a cross-media collaboration of more than 50 independent radio and new media producers, artists, historians, and people from around the world who have contributed personal and archival recordings. To date, we have gathered more than 1,000 contributions, many of which have been woven into feature stories by Lost & Found Sound and broadcast on NPR.

Please help us build this historical archive by calling the Sonic Memorial Phone Line (646-926-1357) or by uploading your sounds. SonicMemorial.org will remain open to the public for years to come thanks to the generous support of the September 11 Digital Archive.

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