This is the launch video for the Hackney Hear project - you can follow us at @hackneyhear.
As you walk the streets of Hackney, stories new and old will be channeled direct to your ears. With over 200 audio pieces, you’ll discover interviews, features and archive recordings reflecting the layers of history and communities.
We’ll hear from famous residents like Iain Sinclair and Tom Hunter to the Turkish and Vietnamese migrants that now populate the area. We’ll also reflect the rich artistic community that have flocked here - commissioning new music, poetry and literature from voices such as Shane Solanki and Kaffe Matthews.
This will be a totally immerse experience - all seven square miles covered in sound. A kind of interactive radio programme where famous and ordinary residents share their stories as music scores your journey, with the Olympic stadium on the skyline.
Hackney Hear will be made by the Hackney Podcast - audio producers who specialise in beautifully crafted audio and winners at the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards and 2010 New York Festival Program Awards. Not content with making programmes they now want to cover the whole borough in glorious sound
The app will be free and launch in March 2012 in the lead up to the Olympic Games.