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.

Neal Street 3:12

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Time, date and weather: 4.30pm, Saturday 12th August 2017. Partly overcast, 21°C, wind 11 mph.

Description: Starting at the north end of Neal Street near the junction with Shaftesbury Avenue. Traffic, growing fainter; voices of passersby; footsteps; the noise of a generator attached to an ice cream van parked at the junction with Shorts Gardens; a more reverberant tone in the narrower stretch of Neal Street approaching Long Acre; faint squeaking from a rickshaw driver in Long Acre.