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.

Ilford High Road 3:40

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Time, date and weather: 1.20 pm, Saturday 2nd September 2017. Sunny, 22°C, wind 4 mph.

Description: Starting at the western end of the pedestrianised stretch of Ilford High Road. Voices of passersby; distant traffic noise; footsteps; the rattle of a wheeled suitcase being pulled along; a youth plays an accordion with backing track accompaniment to a group of friends; recorded music issues briefly from a PA set up by a group of Christian proselytisers; traffic noise grows louder; a bus passes along Clements Road onto the High Road.