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24th november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, binaural [please use headphones] — phill Thu 24 Nov 2005 10:00 pm



stationary train


sitting on a train in leeds station, waiting to set off, immersed in a symphony of crisp packets, rustling broadsheets and cute conversation.

nb—this one really does need headphones for full appreciation.


23rd november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, speaker compatible — phill Wed 23 Nov 2005 12:00 am



preparing plates


a cosy evening at home with bob, who was preparing zinc plates for etching.


21st november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, binaural [please use headphones] — phill Tue 22 Nov 2005 5:53 pm



spong coffee grinder


making coffee, after midnight, while listening to momentous news on the bbc world service.

a word of warning: coffee making can sometimes be a noisy process.


17th november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, binaural [please use headphones] — phill Thu 17 Nov 2005 10:52 pm



the official start of xmas shopping in bradford city centre. there was a ceremony for the turning on of the xmas lights, a continental street market, and people attempting to get into the festive spirit in a city in the depths of depression and demolition.

here’s a touching little family scene i witnessed at the jewellery counter in argos. a mother is helping her 10 year old son buy himself an earring. interesting undercurrents going on.

i made about 80 minutes of recordings of the “festivities”. maybe i’ll post some more here soon.


15th november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, speaker compatible — phill Tue 15 Nov 2005 5:52 pm



airing cupboard, hilltop, 15.11.05


i’ve always been struck by the relaxing, peaceful nature of sounds emanating from the airing cupboard [probably something to do with my early childhood bedroom being the room of the house with the airing cupboard, i suppose], but these sounds can also be very intricate and sonically extremely interesting.


i didn’t get out of the house as planned today, so instead found myself inside the airing cupboard with a couple of mics.


14th november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, binaural [please use headphones] — phill Mon 14 Nov 2005 12:00 am



coming back from a late trip to the shell petrol station at the town end of thornton road, where i’d gone to buy gas [real gas for fueling the gas fire and cooker, not petrol]. on the last 697 bus [11pm from the interchange]. someone behind me was playing a computer game.


13th november 2005

Blogged by phill as soundscape of the day, speaker compatible — phill Sun 13 Nov 2005 12:00 am



bathroom window, hilltop


a nice sunny day, unseasonally warm for november. a couple of houseflies [one of them a rather large black specimen] had woken up, thinking it was spring, and found themselves trapped in the house. here they are, trying to escape through the glass of our bathroom window.


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