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28 May 2012

Mapping London's subterranean rivers

PEOPLE SOMETIMES GET in touch asking if they can include this site’s recordings in artistic, musical or educational projects. It’s fine so long as the intended use is non-commercial and the London Sound Survey gets a credit – the watchword is posterity not prosperity. The site-wide Creative Commons licence helps clarify and formalise this.

Are you far enough along the geek spectrum to be intrigued by things like geology, subterreanean features and three-dimensional diagrams? Me too, so it was good to receive a request for some sounds from the digital artist Sandra Crisp. She’d already constructed an animated 3D model of London’s underground watercourses but needed to make a soundtrack for it.

Here’s the finished result – Sandra Crisp’s Mapping London’s Subterranean Rivers: