This page introduces the collection of sound action recordings and provides links to its main category pages. No sound files are directly linked to from this page.
Sound action recordings are so named because they're of sounds which are meant to have an effect on people's behaviour. They include ones made by lone individuals as well as situations where many people make sounds together for some common goal. Often the recordings feature voices, either live or recorded, but sirens, bells, fireworks and instruments also appear.
The recordings are all in MP3 format and range from fifteen seconds to ten minutes long. The large majority, however, last between one and three minutes with file sizes of two to five megabytes. Every recording has a descriptive filename which acts as a direct link to the sound file, allowing playback by your computer's default media player.
There are five main categories: economic, officialdom, political, religious, and social. Each category has its own page and is divided into sub-categories. Below is a list of the main categories and their sub-categories with a link for each one.
There are 84 recordings in total in the Economic category and they are organised into the following nine sub-categories:
There are 30 recordings in total in the Officialdom category and they are organised into the following four sub-categories:
There are 22 recordings in total in the Political category and they are organised into the following three sub-categories:
There are 34 recordings in total in the Religious category and they are organised into the following four sub-categories:
There are 73 recordings in total in the Religious category and they are organised into the following ten sub-categories:
Battle Bonfire Parade 2008. Cricket and rugby. Football. Lord Mayor's Show 2008. Notting Hill Carnival 1984. Notting Hill Carnival 2008. Pub song and music. Racing. Sound art performance. Miscellaneous events.
That concludes the list of sound action recording categories.
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