Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a real life sound time machine. You may have heard 1920s jazz music, seen 1920s movies or scrolled through typical roaring twenties fashion pictures. But have you ever heard sounds, that give you a sneak peak of the real roaring vibe and ambiance in that time period?
Well…you’re about to, thanks to historian Emily Thompson (author of the book: The soundscape of Modernity). Together with designer Scott Mahoy, she created the online project The Roaring Twenties, for everyone who likes to time travel to the New York city of the 1920s and 1930s.
|Times Square, 1920s-1930s|
The sounds you’re about to hear are real life sound snapshots that were taken in New York, at the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. A tumultuous time period which lifted off in Golden spiritsthanks to economic prosperity, flappers who redefined social morals, good old jazz tunes, roaring parties, lots of cars and other important lifestyle changes. However, all good things come to an end and in this case we all ended in a Great Depression.
However, we’re going back to the good old times. Forget the everyday sounds of nowadays for about 30 seconds. Rewind to the 1920s and 1930s with your mind, but leave your hearing in the present: The Roaring Twenties.