The human ear is capable of distinguishing between two auditory clicks separated by as little as 1.8ms

This remarkable degree of temporal discrimination, as well as the superior ability of the human audiory system to recognize patterns, make auditory displays one of the most appropriate modalities when displaying complex patterns and changes over time.

More recently, the proliferation of visual interfaces used to interact with computers and mobile devices — and the information overload experienced by users through a single sense - prompted me to look into other types of displays.

Paris, the afternoon of 20 July, 2020

The first auditory display I heard, and one of the oldest, most widely used, is the hourly church bell. This software's implementation is to also play at regular intervals, three times a day, updating users on the weather, even awaking them, without being intrusive.

Miami, the morning of 20 July, 2020

The aesthetic quality of the music was inspired by artists like Nicolas Jaar, Pantha du Prince, Four Tet and Nils Frahm.

Santiago, the morning of 20 July, 2020

I undertook this software project over the first COVID-19 confinement, and beacuse of it's nature I was able to test the tool remotely with users. All of these recordings are from the second iteration of the project. Here's an early version that uses bells to split the three sections, this one has trumpets for sunny days, and this is the first HearMe file I recorded for testing.

Caracas, the morning of 20 July, 2020

If you'd like to use the tool for your own city, contact me.

Glasgow, the morning of 20 July, 2020