The mission is to record and share recordings of everything that we can hear. This will only be limited by what personally struck us to record it, and by common sense.
Let’s capture acoustical images, enviroments, things, do fieldrecordings, effects, and collages. Let’s put the recordings in the public domain and offer them for download so everyone can make use of them how they wish.
The idea behind the name pdsounds is simple and straighforward – it translates to “public domain sounds”.
We ‘look’ for information but seldom listen, because our visual senses are dominating. We like photography, don’t we? With pdsounds we try to shift our mode of perception for a moment and concentrate on the information that sounds give us. Do some “phonography.”
Sounds have qualities and characteristics, and they evoke reactions as much as pictures do. But we rarely really listen to the stories they tell.