i – Relating to or arising from the action of the wind
ii – Relating to Aeolus, the Greek God of wind.

The Aeolian Soundmap was created by Kathy Hinde and Ed Holroyd, and was inspired by the Aeolian Harp, a stringed instrument that is played by the wind. Recordings of sounds that have been generated by the natural phenomena of the wind can be added to the soundmap to build a rich Aeolian soundscape.

You can compose with overlapping Aeolian soundscapes by ‘playing’ the soundmap like a scrolling musical score. Move around the map, zoom in and zoom out – frame the sounds you want to hear, then click ‘play’. Explore other possibilities by customised the playback settings and filtering the selection of Aeolian sounds.

The Aeolian Soundmap is part of the series of ‘playable’ soundmaps by Kathy and Ed, which includes twitchr for birdsong and echo-location for soundmapping through sound-recording and listening walks.