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Visit your local beach and listen to its Tidesong. Feel the pull of moon and sun on the ocean. Perceive its rhythmic interaction with the land.

Tidesong generates a meditative melody unique to time and place. It tunes in to the interaction between sun, moon, land and sea that together make up the ebb and flow of the tides. Experiencing Tidesong in your chosen location connects you with the seasonal rhythms of that landscape.

CONTROL ASPECTS OF THE AUDIO WITH YOUR PHONE'S MOTION SENSORS

Tilting your device will allow you to focus on the different layers of sound. Moving your phone like a compass will pan audio left and right; facing the ocean will give you a balanced sound.

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LAUNCH TIDESONG

This experience is designed for a smartphone. It works in the browser and requires Internet access. It works best with Google Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS. Best enjoyed with headphones.

Where travel is not possible, Tidesong lets you explore coastal soundscapes from the comfort of your own home.

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Each Tidesong is unique, and is added anonymously to an evolving audio map of the UK coastline.

VIEW MAP

Listen to and compare other people's Tidesongs at different locations and times.

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    On iOS? Make sure location services are enabled in your device and browser settings.

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    Location

    To hear the Tidesong of your current location please allow location access, or select a tidal station.

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    Interactive Audio

    To have control over the audio during the experience, please allow motion sensor access.

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    Tide Audio
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    Interactive audio

    Tilt your phone to crossfade between sun/moon and tide audio.

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    Face the ocean

    Calibrate your device by facing towards the ocean as you begin.

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    Put on your headphones

    Enjoy the full stereo experience by listening in headphones. Tidesong lasts 3 minutes.

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    Face the ocean and put on your headphones.

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    Enjoy the experience.

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    Tide

    Moon

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    Levels
    Stereo