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.

Wembley Park 7:30

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Time, date and weather: 2.20 pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017. Mostly overcast, 18°C, wind 10 mph.

Description: Starting on the pedestrianised thoroughfare near the junction with Wembley Hill Road. Traffic on Wembley Hill Road, growing fainter; footsteps and voices of passersby; rattling of a wheeled suitcase; a train passes Wembley Stadium station; occasional traffic on South Way; sounds start to take on a slightly more reverberant tone a short way into Wembley Park Boulevard; children's voices; a football is bounced and kicked; loud noise of air conditioning units; recorded steam whistle sound from an electric vehicle resembling a miniature steam engine, its open carriages seating a few very young children; loud hum from a generator; noise of construction vehicles working near the junction with Engineer's Way; a voice on a construction worker's walkie-talkie.