Soundscapes under Fear of Covid-19

The epidemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) affects daily lives of people around the world so much. This causes the changing of the soundscapes around us.

In Japan, soundscapes are also changing because of increase of number and also incease of living area of the infectees. In some aspects, those changes of soundscapes are similar to the changes of soundscapes in Fukushima after the severe accidents of the nuclear power plants, and in other aspects, those changes are different from each other. These similarities and differences should be analyzed after the epidemic will end. To analyze soundscapes in the future, the recording of soundscapes are required.

Recording of the changes of soundscapes is one of the important tasks for soundscape researchers. So, I always record the changing of soundscape around me. In this web site, I introduce my recordings regarding the changing of soundscapes around me caused by the epidemic. Please listen, and compare the changing of soundscapes around you.


Fukushima City
March 11, 2020: Fukushima Station Square March 24, 2020: Fukushima Station Square
March 25, 2020: Fukushima University April 3, 2020: Mt. Shinobu
April 3, 2020: Fukushima Station Square April 6, 2020: Fukushima University
April 7, 2020: Fukushima University April 10, 2020: Fukushima Station
April 10, 2020: Mt. Shinobu April 10, 2020 (night time): Fukushima Station
April 15, 2020: Fukushima Station Square April 15, 2020: Fukushima Station
April 16, 2020: Fukushima University April 24, 2020: Fukushima Station Square
April 24, 2020: Fukushima Station April 27, 2020: Fukushima University
May 2, 2020: Fukushima Station Square May 8, 2020: Fukushima University
May 12, 2020: Fukushima Station May 13, 2020: Fukushima Station
May 29, 2020: Fukushima Station May 29, 2020: Fukushima Station Square
June 3, 2020: Fukushima Station June 3, 2020: Fukushima Station Square
June 3, 2020: Fukushima University June 5, 2020: Fukushima Station Square
June 5, 2020: Fukushima Station


Sendai City
April 4, 2020: Sendai Station April 4, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
April 9, 2020: Sendai Station April 16, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
April 16, 2020: Sendai Station April 19, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
April 19, 2020: Sendai Station April 25, 2020: Tsutsujigaoka Park
April 25, 2020: Sendai Station April 25, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
April 28, 2020: Sendai Station May 1, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
May 1, 2020: Sendai Station May 2, 2020: Tsutsujigaoka Park
May 6, 2020: Tsutsujigaoka Park May 6, 2020: Sendai Station
May 6, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street May 7, 2020: Sendai Station
May 7, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street May 15, 2020: Sendai Station
May 15, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street May 16, 2020: Tsutsujigaoka Park
May 16, 2020: Sendai Station May 16, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
May 18, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street May 24, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street
May 24, 2020: Sendai Station June 5, 2020: Sendai Station
June 5, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street June 19, 2020: Sendai Station
June 19, 2020: Sendai Chuo Dori street July 1, 2020: Sendai Station


JR East
March 5, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen March 18, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line
March 27, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line April 10, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen
May 1, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line May 6, 2020: Sendai Station Platform
May 13, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line May 15, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen
May 21, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen May 25, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen
May 25, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line May 27, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen
May 27, 2020: Fukushima Station Platform May 29, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Line
June 19, 2020: Inside the Tohoku Shinkansen


Tokyo
March 21, 2020: Yoyogi Park

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