The drone of Gdańsk

St. Mary's church Gdansk 900Photograph by Tomasz Sienicki

A field recording that I took on top of the tower of St. Mary’s church in Gdańsk, Poland in 2010 may come quite close to what Augoyard and Torgue once addressed with the ›drone effect‹ (Augoyard and Torgue 2006, p. 40ff).

The tower of St. Mary’s church is about 75 meters high. The stereo microphone pointed at the sky so that it primarily recorded the indirect sound reflections of the drone arising from the city below.

Date: 2010-08-30; Time: 6:22pm; Location: Gdańsk; Length: 0’15

This post is related to the page Mapping the Drone.


Augoyard, J.-F., and Torgue Henry, eds. 2006. Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds. Montreal, Kingston: McGill Queens Univ Pr.

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Cultural anthropologist studying the sonic environment
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