These recordings taken by members
of the OISTAT International Sound Working Group. This is a piece
created for World Listening Day 2011 (http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037).
For OISTAT's contribution, each
member recorded two minutes of their day from the top of one (or
two) of the hours in World Listening Day's 24 hour span.
The result is 24 individual two
minute recordings, taken at the top of every hour of World
Listening Day 2011, July 18th 2011.
ALL RECORDING TIMES ARE BASED OFF
OF GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT), 2011
FULL DETAIL DESCRIPTIONS OF
12:00 am-A recording done by the beach at Martha's Vineyard, an
island south of Cape Cod in New England (Massachusetts) USA.
By: Bart Cortright
1:00 am-A recording done of a cat purring and clawing a sofa in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.
By: Joe Pino
2:00 am-The stereo recording took place on my back porch @ 2AM
GMT in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut,
USA. It was a HOT, early morning, with the sun very low in the
sky. In the recording you hear my neighbors air conditioner
(actually several neighbors), on in particular with the fan
slapping the water that has condensed in the bottom of the air
conditioner frame. A bus approached and passes in front of the
house (engine and air brakes) and after it has passed you can
hear my cat, Jamie calling for breakfast at the back door. There
are some birds in the BG as well. The bus continues down the
street as Jamie continues to call for food. Soon, I brought out
his dish and he started crunching away at his meal, with the
name tag on his collar, hitting the dish. Soon, another truck
passes and my 2 minutes are up.
By: David Budries
3:00 am-A recording taken on a sidewalk of Squirrel Hill, a
suburban-type neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh (during a
heatwave). The recording was late in the evening Eastern
Standard time, and many people were at home with their air
conditioners cranked up and blaring on the outside of their
apartment buildings, or some walking their dogs for the last
time of the day.
By: Chris Rummel
4:00 am-A recording taken from my balcony in Sydney’s inner
west suburb of Ashfield. This is a little sanctuary of calm in a
busy city with a large lorakeet (colourful bird) population. The
announcing electronic tones are from the local high school
located one block up.
By: Roger Mills
5:00 am-A recording taken from the hallway of my childhood home
in Libertyville, IL a suburb 40 miles north of Chicago. A late
night talk show on the television can be heard. As well as the
sounds of multiple dogs and cats running up the carpeted stairs.
By: Anthony Mattana
6:00 am-A recording taken on the main road of a suburban village
in the east of metro manila. One would hear birds chirping
overhead with motorized vehicles and bicycles passing by. On the
background one would also hear the distant highway traffic with
public jeepneys passing by and their barkers calling out
By: Jethro Joaquin
7:00 am-A recording taken near Chichester Cathedral, with clock
chiming 8 (BST, of course) and some traffic noise.
By: John Leonard
8:00 am-The spot I recorded at is our summer cottage on the
lakeside in Eastern Finland. The place is called Kivinokka and
the sounds heard are our dogs snooping around the Zoom H4
covered with a wool sock with small waves in the background.
By: Janne Auvinen
9:00 am-A recording of a camping site at 7am. This one is a
recording of my walk from inside the eucalyptus forest towards
the sea. I like it because of the way the background sound of
the waves, becomes gradually the foreground and the forest
sounds can no longer be heard. I also like the idea of walking
through changing landscapes and this change being manifest in
the soundscape so dramatically. I recorded the sound using
binaural microphones in mp3 format 320.
By: Antonis Antoniou
10:00 am-Recorded in my flat and garden, Brighton and Hove, UK.
At just before the 10:00 slot my dog was pawing to be let out,
and to save an accident, I had to record as I was pulled outside
– the end result is a slightly bizarre dog-led soundwalk into
the garden behind my flat, then back inside again.
11:00 am-The recording is taken of the brook on Brookfield Drive
in Worsley, Manchester, UK at 11am. Manchester is currently very
rainy and windy, you can hear a few birds in the recording which
were on trees directly above the brook and there is a bit of
blustering wind noise.
By: Karen Lauke
12:00 pm-The recording is of my back garden, which has flooded,
creating a great bath for the birds, you can hear some of their
wings flapping in the background!
By: Kevin McCullagh
1:00 pm-Recorded from my car parked on a side street in Brighton
and Hove, UK. As I was on my way somewhere at the time and
delayed by traffic, I pulled off the main road into a side
street and recorded where I stopped.
2:00 pm-A recording of the Threads and Yarns installation,
currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art
and Design in London. The final installation is a sea of flowers
over a table top. Nine of the flowers were matched with nine
sound bites and made interactive. When one of the nine buttons
is pushed on the table, an audio soundbite plays and the flower
and its button light up for the duration of the audio.
By: Nela Brown
3:00 pm-I went right to the water at Lighthouse Point Park in
New Haven, CT, USA, with a view of downtown across the harbor.
The recorder was about 3 meters from the edge of the water and
downwind of me. The tide was coming in, about mid-way between
low and high tides. Seagulls came to check out what I was doing
(interested in my snack), mostly Herring Gulls, immature Herring
Gulls, and one Greater Black-Backed Gull. A Cormorant also
passed by quite close, but he didn't have much to say.
By: Liz Atkinson
4:00 pm-A recording taken from the doorway outside of a ballet
studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.
By: Joe Pino
5:00 pm-A recording taken streetside in Pittsburgh as well, but
later in the day. The primary sound in the recording is children
playing in the parking lot of the synagogue across the street
from the recording location.
By: Chris Rummel
6:00 pm-A recording taken at the Manchester Victoria Railway
Station. Sounds of trams arriving, voices and distant train
engines running can be heard.
7:00 pm-A recording taken from a Paris metro station with train,
and malfunctioning door.
By: Erik T. Lawson
8:00 pm-I wanted to record something indicative of the time, the
season, and my locale. Our area is known for its plentiful
waterfalls and it was hot yesterday, so I recorded 2 minutes at
the swimming area (15:00-15:02 EST / 20:00-20:02 GMT) at Robert
H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York. I've included a
picture taken from my starting point. After starting the
recording I walked toward the waterfall and diving board and
then turned around and headed back. You can hear the waterfall,
swimmers, diving board, and splashes in the background. It was
recorded on the internal mics of a Zoom H4 as a 24bit/48kHz WAVE
By: Don Tindall
9:00 pm-A recording taken of Bull Beck (a local stream) either
side of the bridge over the road, a pipistrelle bat catching the
moths attracted to the street light, the village church clock
striking 10 (BST) and a car driving away on the wet road.
By: Lisa Whistlecroft
10:00 pm-"The Celery Bog is a wetland located in West
Lafayette, Indiana. For much of the 20th century the wetland was
drained and farmed. Celery, as well as other crops, was grown in
the rich peat of the drained wetland. However, the agricultural
drainage system constantly failed, which resulted in the
termination of farming in the wetland. Thus, part of the former
wetland has gradually reverted to wet conditions. The wetland
and important nearby sites are now preserved as the Celery Bog
Nature Area. This area is listed as a “significant ecological
site” by the Indiana Natural Heritage Program and it has
become and important park in the area." (http://www.eas.purdue.edu/geomorph/celerybog/).
I was very fortunate to have recorded this while the bridge to
the main nearby highway was closed for construction. This
explains the relative lack of traffic sounds, and perhaps one of
the only opportunities to record the natural ambience with a
minimum of human disruption.
Because it's daylight savings time in Indiana, dusk is still a
couple of hours away. Still, a plethora of creatures are warming
up for the evening's symphony...
By: Richard Thomas
11:00 pm-A recording take outside a suburban home in
Libertyville IL, a suburb 40 miles north of Chicago. It was a
very hot day (100+ degrees Fahrenheit), the sounds of crickets
and cicadas were incredibly loud. No one was outside due to the
heat. However at one moment you will hear the sounds of a
neighbor pulling his garbage cans to the curb.
By: Anthony Mattana