Listening to Cambridge - Part 3: Harvard Square

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Third in a series of soundwalks in different neighborhoods in our fair city

  • Mass Ave
  • Curious George
  • Beat Brasserie
  • Map
  • Brattle Street musician
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I chose Harvard Square on the second Saturday in September as a setting for my third in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. 

I've enjoyed creating soundscapes around Cambridge for several years, including Cambridge Heals Together and Cambridge Riverfest Soundscape..Attending a fascinating conference at the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) entitied "Listening to the City: Engagement, Exploration + Intervention through Sound" in May reconnected me with my love of sound as a way to understand and share about the world around us.

Harvard Square always has a lot going on, especially as the new school year starts, and you'll hear lots of human voices and the ongoing sounds of construction. There was one nature sound I didn't hear on this walk, although it was woven through the background of my previous two Cambridge soundwalks.

Take a listen and see how many sounds you can identify.

Enjoy!

Listen to my other Cambridge Soundwalks: