FIRENZE Soundscapes

an evolving sound map of florence

FIRENZE Soundscapes is a project started in 2017 with the goal to capture the soundscapes of Florence, Italy. Its aim is not to collect unusual and heard-once-in-a-lifetime soundscapes, but rather to give a realistic sonic picture of the everyday Florence.

Over these years, 100 sounds from all over the city have been collected, and some of these have been featured in other websites and international projects: check the links page to discover more.

The lack of pictures is intentional: even if most of the times a field recording gains more strength with a visual support, it would be interesting if these specific recordings could help to build a sort of reverse imagination of the places captured: once not starting from the image to wonder about sounds, but the opposite.

All the recordings are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means that you can use these sounds, also for commercial purposes, as long as you cite the source (Firenze Soundscapes and/or Valerio Orlandini). You can also modify the sounds and/or use them in your compositions, as long as the source is cited.

The project is curated by Valerio Orlandini, Florentine sound designer and electroacoustic composer.