Voices - Chicagoans speak about whatever they wish to speak: their current jobs, their memories of wars, their feelings about death, their loves toward people or candy or buttons. Some of the voices are from hospice patients.

Teens -Hear opinions, poetry, and songs from school-focused projects we've done between 1998 and 2006. Teens also cross generations by interviewing Chicago seniors.


Art - Connects to a remarkable mix of sonic collages--everything from songs written by Chicagoans in 1933, to sound shrines for 21st century Chicago theater, and more.


Soundscapes - Are the city sounds that often elude our attention as we go about daily life. Here you can appreciate the demolition man, the subway train, even the garbage truck in the alley.


Milkworld -These sounds are all outside Chicago. Way outside. Tibet, Thailand, Senegal, and more, for how could Milkwood people not take miniature recording equipment with them on exotic summer trips?
Alan Lomax did it with music, fellow Chicagoan Studs Terkel did and still does it with words, and we can only tip our Cubs/Sox hats toward David Isay's storycorps.net This is something we've wanted to share with the world for a long time, and it's something that will continue to grow.

So enjoy your visit to the Chicago Sound Museum. And feel free to keep returning. We're free and open 24 hours a day.