Sound-seeker is a part of the NYSoundmap project of The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE), a New York metropolitan chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, an organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialog concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.

We are artists, architects, sound engineers, philosophers and designers. Our relationship to sound as a vital and key component of urban living is made manifest by our desire to create and share this map with and for friends, neighbors and fellow citizens of the city of New York. Through the NYSoundmap project, the NYSAE aims to facilitate a dialogue between people from a wide variety of communities and backgrounds - from beginners to professional sound artists and musicians

The NYSAE's purpose is to explore and create an ongoing dialog regarding aural experience specific to New York City. The NYSoundmap project is the direct result of the NYSAE's interest in collecting and disseminating the city's aural experiences to the general public.

Website and map interface designed and programmed by:
Andrea Polli
Sha Sha Feng

Created with the:
Google Maps API



To contribute:
Send in recordings made in a specific location of NYC! Send your name, the recording and the address at which it was made. Recordings under 10MB can be sent to: (use subject line 'sound-seeker submission').

Sound contributions by:
Javier Barrera
Steve Clack
Geoff Dugan
Steven Dye
Winnie Eng
Sha Sha Feng
Mike Hallenbeck
Alana Kakoyiannis
Ori Kleiner
Valerie Mayers
Lance D. Meister, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
Robert L. Miller, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
Edmund Mooney
Ben Owen
Jeremy Slater
Andrea Williams