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.

The Broadway, Stratford 4:05

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Time, date and weather: 3.50 pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017. Partly overcast; 18°C, wind 10 mph.

Description: Starting near the eastern entrance to the Stratford Centre. Voices and footsteps of passersby; traffic on the southern section of the Broadway, growing fainter; laughter from a family out shopping; recorded music from successive stalls; sizzle of food being cooked; airplane drone; hubbub of voices from a pub close by; traffic noise from the Grove, growing louder.