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Found Sounds

Mike Leggett


A visit in 1977 to Mexico, an intensely visual culture, includes an audio landscape that was unanticipated. I spent most of the three weeks in Mexico City where the sense of immersion was at its richest. The article (PDF at left) documents five encounters with soundscapes, created in the meeting of people and their machines, buildings, musical instruments and pea whistles, used with a blend of intention and outrageous fortune.