SOUND ACTION RECORDINGS BY CATEGORY

Sound action recordings are of sounds designed to have an effect on others, including situations where many people make sounds together for some common goal. Often they're of voices, but they also include sirens, bells, fireworks and more.

Chanting, sloganeering and music to promote social causes and political ideologies.
MARCH FOR THE ALTERNATIVE 2011 – recordings by 12 Gates to the City
Anti cuts protest brass band A trade union brass band plays as part of an anti-cuts protest in central London. 1:47 2011
Protesters on the Strand Voices and samba drumming as anti-cuts protesters march through central London. 2:30 2011
Protesters pass Downing Street Anti-spending cuts protesters jeer, boo and blow horns as they pass Downing Street. 3:04 2011
Protesters pass Holborn tube Protesters chant against government spending cuts as they walk through central London. 2:18 2011
Sweeper and protest drummers A samba band plays and vuvuzelas are blown in a protest while a road sweeper works nearby. 6:17 2011
RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Anti child abuse march A woman with a loudhailer leads chanting on an anti-child abuse march along Piccadilly. 0:54 2008
Antiwar protestor outside Parliament An antiwar protestor with a loudhailer accuses Westminster politicians of being war criminals. 2:15 2010
Demo clash Piccadilly Circus Anti-Muslim demonstrators chant insults at a pro-Palestinian march at Piccadilly Circus. 1:32 2008
Free Kurdistan demo Wood Green Chanting and whistling from a procession of Kurdish demonstrators in Wood Green. 2:19 2011
G20 protests Demonstrators protesting against the G20 summit march north across London Bridge. 3:04 2009
Gaza demo Hyde Park Pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli chanting and left-wing proselytising at a large demonstration in Hyde Park. 3:23 2009
Iranian embassy protest Iranians protest against the Tehran regime with chanting and music in a vigil outside the Iranian embassy. 2:37 2009
Kurdish separatist demo Whitehall A crowd of Kurdish separatists chant as they occupy part of Whitehall outside Downing Street. 2:06 2014
May Day 2010 Turkish communists celebrate May Day at a rally in Clerkenwell Green. 2:40 2010
National Front Cenotaph march Members of the far-right National Front march from the Cenotaph along Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday. Contains swearing. 2:28 2012
Save our Stow Demonstrators chant in protest at the threatened closure of Walthamstow Stadium. 1:20 2008
Save Radio 6 Music Andrew Collins and Richard Herring speak at a rally protesting the threatened closure of BBC Radio 6 Music. 3:06 2010
Sri Lankan protest 2009 Tamils protest out Parliament for a ceasefire during the war in Sri Lanka. 0:23 2009
St Pauls protest camp 2011 Evening sounds of the anti-capitalist protest camp by the steps of St Pauls cathedral. 2:20 2011
RIOTING AND DISORDER
Anarchy in the UK Anarchists smash windows along Tottenham Court Road, cheer each other on and evade the police. 5:47 2001
Onlookers and looters Peckham Onlookers talk excitedly as young women loot an Iceland food store in Rye Lane, Peckham. 2:10 2011
SOAPBOX SPEAKERS
Black nationalist Hyde Park A black nationalist speaker describes President Obama as the stooge of powerful white men. 2:05 2012
Pro Israel speaker Hyde Park At Speakers Corner, a man perched on a step-ladder defends the existence of Israel. 2:25 2012

National Front Cenotaph march 2:28

Classification: Political > Ralles and demonstrations

Recording date: 11 November 2012

Description: Around 220–250 members and sympathisers of the far-right, white nationalist National Front gather by the Cenotaph for their annual Remembrance Sunday march. Two ex-servicemen wearing the green berets of the Royal Marines vocally object to their presence, but are held back by police. A man tries to engage the recordist in conversation. A steward calls out to the marchers, and they head off along Whitehall to the beating of drums.

Technical guff: In-ear binaural stereo. Soundman OKM II Classic/Studio mics and Sony PCM-M10 recorder.

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Additional notes: Thanks to Chris and Richard for their company on the day.