Welcome to Sounds Like Noise. This site was originally set-up to explore Australia’s northern New South Wales region through a collection of field recordings and experimental soundscapes however over time it has expanded to include ruminations about sound and its relationship to our social and environmental heritage.

The northern New South Wales region of Australia is characterised by a richness of sonic-diversity yet with the relentless spread of suburbia it’s possible that the natural sounds specific to this region will be smothered by the blanket of modern [industrial] life.

I listen to the surrounding environment and question: what have we lost, where are we going, how can an understanding of sound help us appreciate what remains?

Jay-Dea Lopez

Contact: sounds_like_noise@yahoo.com.au

22 thoughts on “About

    1. soundslikenoise Post author

      Hi James – thanks for your comment. It’s always good to find other people working with altered sounds/soundscapes so I look forward to checking out your site.

  1. marko

    Beautiful recordings. It would be nice if you could share your field recording technique. What equipments are you using and how you edit etc… Many thanks

    1. soundslikenoise Post author

      Thanks Marko – I use a variety of mics and have the luxury of living in an area surrounded by a rich diversity of sub-tropical sounds. My basic field recordings are mostly unedited other than fade-ins/outs, graphic eqs and filters.

  2. Troels N

    I find this interesting. Good pictures combined with good “untouched” recordings makes me kind of feel the emotion of being where the pictures were taken. Cool.

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  4. katmcdaniel

    Wonderful blog! I have done a piece of video poetry recently called Mirage (about a hallucination in the desert) and one of the most rewarding parts of making the video was learning how to manipulate and use natural sounds, such as the breath, or stomping feet, or pouring water, to evoke a mood. I was completely struck by the power of sound itself. I will have to spend some time exploring what you have done and collected to get inspiration. Thank you!

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  6. katmcdaniel

    Hi Jay-Dea! I’ve given you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because your blog is absolutely fascinating to me and has given me new perspective on sound. Consider this a big thank you and pay it forward to someone who has been an inspiration to you. If you aren’t into this sort of thing, then just know that someone out here admires your work.


    kat at synkroniciti

  7. Avinain

    This blog has grown to become one of my favorites over time. I love the way you explore sounds that can seem so alien from something so familiar. Keep it up!


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