Global Sound Movement

Global Sound Movement

Global Sound Movement – What exactly is it?


Today I have something a little different for you all to get stuck into. Today’s post is all about a project called the Global Sound Movement. This project enables the western music industry to make use of extremely rare and exotic instruments sounds from all over the world. Pretty cool, right? 

Global Sound Movement project is made up of academics and students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and has launched a revolutionary sustainable fundraising platform.

Following a recent visit to Uganda in connection with London-based charity Sound Foundation, the group produced sample library of Ugandan sounds, including rare hand-built instruments and environmental recordings. This sample library is made up of recordings that can be purchased and incorporated into modern music in the western world.

To see what can be achieved with the recordings, have a listen to ‘What Would You Do’ below, which is taken from an E.P. released by GSM.

Paresh Parmar, senior lecturer in brand management at UCLan said: “The sample library we’ve created has massive potential for growth. There are so many unusual instruments across the globe that produce fantastic sounds, but some are so rare that they are only heard by a handful of people.

“The Global Sound Movement was created to share these sounds with the rest of the world and use them as a way to generate funds for communities at the same time. The library will expand as we discover more unique instruments and we look forward to hearing some of these new sounds being fused with western music.”

The project has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and has recently been funded for trips to China and Cyprus to record even more fantastic instruments. If you’d like to find out more about the project, or purchase sounds & loops, simply head over to their website for more information.


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