One-minute vacation

Very cool project at Quiet American. He compiles one minute clips various people have recorded all over the world.

Surely you can spare a minute to clean your ears? Take a one-minute vacation from the life you are living. One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else.

On my last trip I almost brought a little tape recorder for exactly that purpose. I’ve encountered many moments while traveling where a few seconds of sound would have been a great souvenir. In the end I didnt get around to buying a recorder, hopefully next time I’ll have a digital camera with sound recording or a tape, this site just shows how interesting a sound bite can be.

(via antipixel)