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.

Greens End and Powis Street, Woolwich 5:35

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Time, date and weather: 3.05 pm, Saturday 14th October 2017. Mostly overcast, 18%deg;c< wind 9 mph.

Description: Starting near the junction of Greens End and Thomas Street. Traffic noise from Thomas Street, receding; a car horn beeps; voices and footsteps of passersby; airplane drone; a market trader repeats his sales cry for fruit and clatter of metal bowls used on his stall; recorded music from two stalls in succession; a wheeled trolley rattles as it's pulled along; a council van drives slowly by; traffic noise from the junction with Hare Street.