A Sound Map Of Harrogate
By A Sound Map Of Harrogate
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Is the soundscape of the world an indeterminate composition over which we have no control, or are we its composers and performers, responsible for giving it form and beauty? Orchestration is a musician’s business – but isn’t it up to us to undergo a paradigm shift and start hearing – not the music in the global soundscape – but the global soundscape as music? How has the soundscape of the borough changed in your lifetime? Do you have any recordings of times gone by? Come to think of it, do you want to record the present? Would you like to submit sounds to the archive?
||CleanHarrogate Train Station||Recorded at night on Platform one around 10pm – Harrogate Station. Recorded by Allan Smyth.||23 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaves In The Breeze||Recorded at 15 Dragon Parade – out the back – guess that would make it Back Dragon Parade. There was a bit of a breeze kicking up and the leaves made for a natural staccato percussion – I was hoping to record the sound that the breeze makes as it||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrape Vine In Yorkshire||A friends garden has a grapevine growing in it – not much of it edible as most of the grapes go to the birds – but I placed a mic in the leaves and this is the result.||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoating Pond Trees In The Breeze||Valley Gardens has a boating pond – there was quite a hooly blowing around the treetops – I was lucky enough to get there to listen.||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBinaural Pothole Repairs||Went to Dragon Road, in Harrogate for this – the council are doing extensive road repairs on the Skipton Road part of town. This includes Dragon Road. I sat down outside the Petrol Station with microphones and set to it. To listen to this recording,||1 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Fireworks||Recorded at 15 Dragon Parade on 1st September 2018 as Fireworks popped on The Stray. The equipment used means that it is best listened back to on good quality Headphones – this is a binaural recording, so the mics were worn on either side of my head.||1 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFish & Chips||Recorded in a Seafood restaurant in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The restaurant doubles as a high-end Seafood Restaurant and a Fish & Chip Take-Away, I only use it as a Take-Away. Service was dying down this Friday night and the staff were probably look||4 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBower Road Tunnel||Recorded on a Sennheiser Ambeo Headset as I was walking into town. The reverb from the tunnel as the traffic passed is not too apparent because I was stood on the edge of the tunnel – there is a passing conversation by strangers – I am unsure who t||27 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPride March (Quiet) // Valley Gardens||Took time from the march to find some quiet time.||16 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPride March // Montpellier Hill, Harrogate||Recorded as the Pride in Diversity march headed down Montpellier Hill. Saturday, 16th June 2018.||16 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|