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.

Lewisham Market 3:56

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Time, date and weather: 2.35 pm, Saturday 2nd September 2017. Sunny, 22°C, wind 4 mph.

Description: Starting on Lewisham High Street at the north end of the market. A motorbike pulls out and heads off down Lee High Road; traffic; children wail; shoppers' voices; calls of starlings; a tinny drumming sound made by a child's toy; footsteps and rustling of carrier bags; recorded music from stalls; market traders' voices; a briefly reverberant tone under the awning of Lewisham shopping centre; clattering of cookware; a busker plays an amplified violin; a fishmonger's electric saw.