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.

Clarence Street, Kingston 5:40

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Time, date and weather: 2.40 pm, Saturday 5th August 2017. Sunny, 20°C, wind 12 mph.

Description: Starting at the western end of Clarence Street by the junction with Wood Street. Indistinct traffic noise, growing fainter; noise of air conditioning units and a higher-pitched machine tone; voices of passersby; footsteps; a busker plays an electric guitar; another plays a hang, a small metal percussion instrument; a street hawker advertises fidget spinners; traffic noise near the junction with Castle Street; rattle of a wheeled suitcase; air conditioning noise from bars and cafes lining Castle Street; clatter of cutley; a jackdaw calls briefly.