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Street life 2017

An array of daytime recordings made along street markets and other gathering-places which are pedestrianised by official design or unofficial habit. Playback of each recording is synced to a simple animation plotting the route taken.

Kings Cross 6:20

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Time, date and weather: 12.20 pm, Friday 24 November 2017. Partly overcast, 7°C, wind 2 mph.

Description: Starting at the junction of King's Boulevard and Goods Way. Traffic; noise of building work immediately to the east of King's Boulevard; voices and footsteps of passersby; more voices around the benches outside the western entrances to Kings Cross station; traffic on Pancras Way; noise of taxi cab engines and brakes in the rank close by; voices and laughter of drinkers sitting outside a bar; a growling sound from a compressor or generator outside the Euston Road entrance to the station; a bus sounds its horn; indistinct music heard briefly; traffic at the junction of York Way and Euston Road.