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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.

Wembley Central 2:01

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Time, date and weather: 2 pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017. Mostly overcast, 18°C, wind 10 mph.

Description: Starting at the west side of the Wembley Central development by the stairwell leading to Station Grove. Voices and footsteps of passersby; a steady machine tone; a man taps his stick on the ground as he walks; an emergency services vehicle passes along the High Road sounding its siren; a growing hubbub of voices; cries and yells of children; a mother remonstrates firmly with her child; a busker on the High Road plays the saxophone; traffic; the beep of a pedestrian crossing.