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DAYTIME SOUNDMAP RECORDINGS

Sound recordings featuring Canning Town, Silvertown and North Greenwich

ExCel exterior dock. Location: Outside the ExCel Centre overlooking the Royal Victoria Dock, North Woolwich. Description: Quiet atmosphere with the cries of seabirds, distant traffic and aircraft drone, constant ventilation hum from the ExCel Centre. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 December 2014. Time of day: 1.50pm.

Three interiors ExCel Centre. Location: Three locations along the main gallery inside the ExCel Exhibition Centre, North Woolwich. Description: Three separate recordings edited together, featuring generally quiet atmospheres inside the ExCel Centre. Hum of air-conditioning systems, a phone rings, a few staff at work cleaning floors, faint airplane drone. Duration: 4:52. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 December 2014. Time of day: 1.30pm.

North Greenwich cable car. Location: By the North Greewnich terminal of the cross-Thames cable car lines. Description: Voices of the children and adults queueing to ride on the cable cars, rattling of cable cars passing overhead, loud humming of the winch motor. Duration: 1:25. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 27 August 2012. Time of day: 5.20pm.

River Lea Bow Locks. Location: Bow Locks, Bromley-by-Bow, east London. Description: Churning and bubbling of water in one of the Bow Locks, constant traffic, faint bird calls. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 December 2011. Time of day: 1.45pm.

River Lea Limmo Peninsula. Location: Limmo Peninsula Park, Canning Town, east London. Description: Loud, constant traffic on East India Dock Road, a regular hammering noise from a large building site. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 30 November 2011. Time of day: 3pm.

Trinity Buoy Wharf. Location: Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth, near East India Dock. Description: Traffic passes over the Lower Lea Crossing, a metallic clinking sound as moored boats shift around at the mouth of the Lea. Duration: 0:57. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 October 2011. Time of day: Noon.

Thames path North Greenwich. Location: Thames path on the Greenwich Peninsula. Description: Quiet ambience with occasional calls of birds, distant traffic, a catamaran cruiser motors past and its wash crashes on the shore. Duration: 4:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 December 2010. Time of day: 3.30pm.

Inside the O2 dome. Location: Inside the O2 dome, north Greenwich. Description: Recorded while walking a half-circle inside the O2 dome's gallery of restaurants and amusements. Loud humming of heating system, music piped over speakers, from restaurants and fairground rides, yells of children on go-karts. Duration: 3:37. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 December 2010. Time of day: 2.30pm.

Canning Town industrial estate. Location: Walking past industrial estate units on Bidder Road, Canning Town. Description: Vans and lorries passing by, a woman talks to a man outside a snack bar, humming and droning of industrial machinery, bulldozers shovel waste in a recycling plant. Duration: 1:45. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 7 May 2010. Time of day: 1.30pm.

London City Airport. Location: North side of the Royal Albert Dock, close to Royal Albert DLR station, facing London City Airport. Description: Sounds of jet and turboprop engines of planes taxi-ing on the runway. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 February 2009. Time of day: Mid afternoon.

TQ 4023 8067. Location: OS grid reference TQ 4023 8067. ON the north side of Royal Victoria Dock, near Royal Victoria DLR station. Description: Traffic, wind rustles small trees planted near the dock, sound of JCBs working in the distance, an aeroplane from London City Airport flies overhead. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 July 2009. Time of day: 3.00pm.

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