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12 April 2011

Sounds of protest from 12 Gates to the City

JONATHAN PRIOR OF the 12 Gates to the City website has once again very kindly shared some of his recordings with the London Sound Survey.

This time he’s captured the ‘March for the Alternative’ demonstration from a few weeks ago. It was one of the more significant protests in London in recent years, with somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000 in attendance, depending on whose estimate you believe.

Five recordings of Jonathan’s now make up their own section on this part of the website. Here’s one of them, capturing the jeers and boos of the crowd as it passed Downing Street:

Do have a look at Jonathan’s website. It was very pleasant meeting him at the recent field recording workshop in Glasgow, and his hydrophone recording of periwinkles grazing in a rock pool got the most rapt listening of the day.