Dishwashers, car engines, electric razors – many industrial products have their own characteristic sound. They’re not a matter of chance. Sound designers ensure that signature acoustics are unmistakable.
When Davyd Betchkal steps outside his office door, he steps into the wild. In Alaska, he records and analyzes the sounds of wilderness, where very often days pass without a single man-made sound.
Many people have an idea what Berlin looks like. But how does it sound? DW columnist Gero Schliess had a listen.
Fragments of speech and ethereal sounds reach the ears of passers-by in Bonn's government district: It's an installation developed by Norwegian artist Maia Urstad out of over 60 years of broadcasting activity.
The Argentine navy said the missing ARA San Juan submarine may have suffered an explosion about the same time it sent its last signal. There are growing concerns for the 44 crew members.
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