Film

On the third day of the shoot I managed to capture a walk that was satisfactory to me! – in terms of the weather, sunlight, crowd and vehicular composition. I wanted to capture the cars in and around the market to create this sort of contrast look with the sound one hears and the visuals…

Weather obstacle

I borrowed a Go Pro Hero 4 from my friend Miyu Hayashi and a Sony A6000 from my friend Amay Shah to shoot the film. I had figured the day is going to be bad in terms of weather today, but just took my chances with it. The light wasn’t great but I could film…

Scripting

An audio walk around the busy streets of Borough and the mood board helped me imagine the scenario in that area in the medieval time. Based on this, I wrote a few scripts hoping to use it as a narrative during a soundwalk. The history of each of the stops in the soundwalk proved helpful…

The Borough Life History

While walking through the Borough market, I came across this newspaper – which contained information about the life of the market and it’s history. The information inside it was amazingly vast! It contained stories from people who have been associated with the market for decades, it provided information about noted celebrities who uplifted the market…

The London Borough

The signage of The Lee Brothers, who were potato merchants in 1875 is still preserved in the Borough Market. While walking through the market, I stood in front of the signage and thought to myself, what must it be like in 1875, today? Iy was probably a chilly day in the morning.. All the merchants…

Scouting around London

London is a city that has a very rich history. A soundwalk around London provided me with an insight of the places that might be suitable to compose a soundwalk. I scouted a few places around the city, and narrowed down to five places. Covent Garden King’s Cross St. Paul’s Cathedral Buckingham Palace London Borough…

Soundwalking around London

The conversations and the stories shared by George, Alison, Dorothy and Colin provided a fairly good insight about the kind of sounds that were dominant in the past. However it made me think about how many of these sounds do we still hear? have they disappeared completely, or do we find soft traces of them still…

Conversations & Interviews

I contacted a few people who have experienced the disappearance of the older sounds. It would be very insightful to strike up conversations with these people, get to know how they feel.. listen to the stories they share. Unfortunately only 4 people agreed to meet with me. But it wasn’t all a loss, the 4…

Museum of Endangered Sounds

The Museum of Endangered sounds is owned and operated by Mr. Brendan Chilcutt. The museum was launched in January 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by old technologies and electronics equipments. For instance, the textured rattle hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a VCR. It is…

Guideline

Nick Jaworski is a music professor at the University of Illinois. One of the assignments for his students includes composing a soundwalk. He has been composing sound walks for a few years now and because of the trial and errors in his composition he has published a few notes with guidelines to follow for a beginner…

Hidden Traces

Hidden Traces is a sound installation by Gabriele Reuter and Mattef Kuhlmey. It takes the listener through a promenade of voices on the streets around The Place, the dance venue just off Euston Road, London.The project has amassed a legacy of audio interviews with local residents, plus sound pieces composed from the fieldwork materials, and…

The Missing Voice

  Janet Cardiff and George Miller are artists who have become known for their work with sound. They have designed interesting projects in creating an acoustic environment that transforms the listener into a different time, which provides an experience of being in two places at once. ‘The Missing Voice’ is Cardiff’s first work for a…