I found this article to be a great start! The main stand point is that of the sensory world and how the shift we have assisted since the lockdown has no known precedents.
Besides the extreme change in the soundscape due to significant traffic decrease, many people account for bird singing as more evident these weeks.
Here is a very interesting article how anxiety can be triggered by siren sounds. Focused on New York and how these sounds should be reshaped to a less offensive format. These questions arise now more than ever when cities got quieter and the need for blasting sounds is overdue.
What a delight it was read this one by Lindsay Zoladz. I can’t tell you enough: you’ll love it too.
A fast reading article from the Reuters pointing out diverse examples of recordings around the world, mentioning our already known project #StayHomeSounds from Cities and Memory, with a mini-interview with Stuart Fowkes.
How is the non-human world reacting to the quietness and what is our impact on it during normals times? With Bernie Krause.