»Conserve the sound« is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.

Accompanying the archive people are interviewed and give an insight in to the world of disappearing sounds.

»Conserve the sound« is a project form CHUNDERKSEN and is funded
by the Film & Medienstiftung NRW, Germany.

Currently »Conserve the sound« is continuously extended.

We welcome suggestions in general, sound suggestions, stories,
anecdotes and of course collaborations.


Idea, Conzept, Production: CHUNDERKSEN
Design: Hilfer Design
Coding: Florian Schütte
Assistence: Juliane Richter, Center for Multimedia Arts, University of Memphis
Soundmastering: David Engling
Legal Advice: WBS Law, Köln, Frank Fischer
Funding: Film & Medienstiftung NRW

Thanks to

Designcollection, Bergische Hochschule Wuppertal
German Toolmuseum, Dr. Urs Diederichs
gooday communication
Center for Multimedia Arts, University of Memphis
Prof. Karl Karst, Initiative Stiftung Hören, WDR 3

CTS in the press


Articel in der WAZ, 01.04.2013 (german)


– TV News, Sat 1 NRW, 17:30, 15.04.2013 (german)
– TV News,  RTL West am 15.04.2013 (german)


– CTS at Radio Essen. (german)
– CTS live at 1live Plan B am 19.04.2013 (german)
– Short Feature at WDR 5 Morgenecho, 24.05.2013 (german)