The Sound City Project archives and maps out the soundtracks of cities around the world.
The sounds of Central Park's Bethesda Arcade include the chatter of passersby and the instrumentals of street musicians.
Each city has its soundtrack—a cacophonous music composed of the din of everyday life bustling through the streets. This music is part of what makes urban life so exciting; it adds vigor to the character and spirit of your favorite neighborhoods. The Sound City Project is an attempt to archive those sounds and map them out; site users can explore the sounds the same way they might navigate Google Street View.