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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.

North End and Surrey Street, Croydon 9:34

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Time, date and weather: 1.45 pm, Saturday 26th August 2017. Sunny, 24°C, wind 6 mph.

Description: Starting at the junction of North End and Poplar Walk. Shoppers' and children's voices; footsteps; the beep of a pedestrian crossing; rattle of shopping trolleys and wheeled suitcases; footsteps; recorded music from a stall; an electric alarm sounds briefly; drumming and chanting from a small group of Hare Krishnas at the junction of North End and Church Street; a car horn beeps and a tram goes past on Church Street; traders' cries and voices in Surrey Street market; rustling of carrier bags; rushing noises from air conditioning units; recorded music from a stall; traffic noise; airplane drone.