A (sound) Day In The Life >> WLD ’13

Shuffling on carpet
Dull steps on landing
Front door closing
Traffic in distance
Van reversing
Click
Zip
Laptop across wood table
Laptop fan
Breathing
Voices walk past window
Podcast from speakers
Truck drives by
Running on pavement outside
Yawn
Small bird chirping
Chair creak
Shuffling on carpet
Fridge drone
Slippers on tiles
Lid opening
Tap water
Kettle boiling
Click
Press hinges
Glass jar on kitchen surface
Plates move against plates
Metal pan dislodged in rack
Small metal spoon circling in ceramic cup
Pen on paper
Notebook on kitchen surface
Tap water burst
Spoon hits spoons
Shuffling on carpet
Coaster on wood
Dull weight on coaster
Rhythmical steps outside
Tap drips once on its own
Laptop clicks
Laptop keys
Laptop fan
Traffic outside in distance
Notebook on wood
Shuffling on carpet
Click wall power switch
Radio, DJ voices (one male one female)
Shuffling on carpet
Chair cushion moving
Laptop keys
Shuffling feet
Tap metal turn
Water stream
Tap metal turn
Towel rack metal scrapes against door
Towel rubbing on skin
Shuffling on carpet
Plastic pen on wood surface
Slurp hot drink
Dull weight on coaster
Paper rustling
Page turn
Laptop click
Laptop keys
Laptop fan
Car alarm in distance
LUAS* swoosh in the distance
Light repetitive hammering in distance
Fabric against chair
Page turn
Chair legs against carpet
Window screws
Outside sounds flooding in
Music on radio
Fabric and elastic
Brushing through hair
Floor board creaking
Wardrobe door opening quietly
Fabric(s)
Steps
Carpet
Lock click
Euro note rustling
Zip
Sniffle
Toilet flush
Tap
Soap squirt
Hand rubbing
Towel friction
Radio through the wall
Bobby pins rattling in their box
Pins click against teeth
Car door shut outside
Passenger car door shut outside
Two zips clicking against each other
Power switch off click
LUAS in the distance
Phone plug click into wall
Scratching
Shoelaces (shoe 1)
Shoelaces (shoe 2)
Car drives by
Keys jangle
Door lock click
Door closes loudly
Front door opens
5 steps
Jackdaw
Two neighbours talking
A car pulling out
Tennis balls in the distance
LUAS
Somebody washing dishes from an open window
Traffic in the distance, behind me
My footsteps
Water sloshing in a plastic bottle in my bag
Breeze through trees
Voices from tennis court
Bike
Somebody’s windbreaker
Cars slowing down at an intersection
A few leaves crackling underfoot
Someone talking on the phone on a bike
A car parked, with the motor running
Something falling off a tree (branch? fruit?)
Someone’s keys jangling off his belt
Radio from the open window of a parked van
Somebody’s flip flops
Dublin Bus**
Traffic lights beeping
Cars revving up
Somebody’s bike chain hitting a metal post
Voices, conversations of passersby
Dublin Bus
Elderly woman’s rhythmical stick
Radio from an open car window stalled at the lights
Breeze against my ears
Automatic sliding doors opening
And another set
Reverb, large space
People, talking
Occasional water splashes
Children shrieks
Keys
Conversations
A leather couch puff as I sit down
Conversation with the woman beside me
More people
More voices
Conversation with our instructor
Electronic gate click
Steps on wet floor
Attendant’s voice
Steps on vinyl floor
Heavy door opens
Speakers on floor
Instructor talking
Trainers on parquet flooring
Music
Heavy breathing
Instructor’s voice
Dancers’ voices
Rhythmical steps
Stereo clicks, on and off
Water drinking
Exhalations
Interjections
Heavy door opens
Water cooler gurgling
Conversations with dancers
Steps, water splashes on my right
Press metal button
Gate opens quietly
Sliding doors
Traffic
Fire brigade siren in the distance
Heavy wooden door
Three steps
Two people talking
Books
In and out of shelves
Pages
Paper
Wallet zip
Blips from library machine
Printing of receipt
Conversation with librarian
Steps
Heavy wooden door opens
Traffic
Fire brigade siren closer
Two Gardai talking to a cyclist
Two Firemen moving a hose
Talk between strangers
Dublin Bus
Clicking of heels
Bikes
Cars driving by
Me calling a cat, twice
Steps
Keys jangle as I find them in bag
Unlock
Front door opens, brushes against the carpet
Keys in door lock, turns twice
Door opens
Closes with a quiet thud
Velcro
Velcro
Laces
Laces
Shoes hit the carpet
One at a time
Shuffle on carpet
Metal rack against door
Fabric
Shower
Motor
Water
Dripping
Footsteps on tiles
Footsteps on carpet
Drawer rolling open
Fabric
Sniffle
Click
Radio
Music
Fabric
Washing machine door hinge squeak
Mass of fabric dropping on carpet
Fabric on metal
Powder stream against plastic
Washing machine door pressure and click
Plastic button
Cycle starts, water through hose
Shuffling on carpet
Click radio off
Children voices outside
Parents’ voices outside
LUAS in the distance
Plastic lid on kitchen counter
Metal blade on kitchen counter
Fridge door opening
Loud drone from inside
Press hinge, opening
Metal tin can on kitchen surface
Tin can peeled open
Water draining
Tap, water
Chickpeas bounce against plastic
Lid clicks shut
Blitzing
Glass jar against counter
Sloshing
Cutlery being dislodged
Spoon against plastic
Blitzing
Fridge door
Two glass shakers rattling on glass surface
Lemon being squeezed
Blitzing
Scraping
Plates being dislodged
Ceramic against ceramic
Ceramic on kitchen counter
Scissors on plastic
Toaster clicks on
Metal racks rattling briefly
Dull echo of metal from toaster
Fridge door
Water being poured into glass
Shuffle on tiles
Breathing
Toast jumps out
Bread on ceramic
Bread on ceramic again
Shuffle on carpet
Click
TV
News, female voice
Glass on wood
Sofa puff as I sit down
Munching
Chewing
Drinking
TV switch off
Cable box buzzing
Bag rustling
Pages flicking
Paper
Steps outdoor
Front door opening and closing
Lock opening
Conversation
Shoes on carpet
Feet on carpet
Backpack on carpet
Shuffling on carpet
Plate in contact with sink
Glass on kitchen surface
Tap, water
Bathroom tap from other room
China, cutlery, glass in sink
In rack
Steps past corridor into sitting room
Conversation
Puff on couch
TV switch on
Sports commentator’s voice
Laptop keys
Laptop clicks
Laptop fan
Paper
Pen clicking
Shuffling on carpet
Bags rustling
Keys jangling off wall magnet
Wallet lands bottom of bag
Conversation
Door lock click
Door closes loudly
TV through door
Front door opens
5 steps
LUAS in distanceBirds
Wings flapping close
Two boys talking to each other
Rumble of motorbike from distance

Bike cycles past
Tennis balls
Fly
Bolts, tools from a front garden
Two asian women talking to each other
Traffic in the distance
Rhythmical rustling of my own clothes
Cars driving by
Shoe scraping off concrete
TV through an open door
Small dog barking
Mechanical drone
Seagulls wings
Someone in flip flops jangling keys to car, car door opening
Large metal trolley rattling in the distance
Child talking to his mother
Mother talking to child
Cars stalling at lights
Children voices echoing in indoor space
Piped music
China cups and cutlery
People, conversations
Steps
Heels
Flats
Me tapping on my phone
Different piped music from different shop fronts
Cacophony
Man talking on a mobile phone
Paper bags
Child rhythmically beating his plastic Spider Man off the ground
Wheels of toy pram
Shopping trolleys against each other
Music
Metal baskets in and out of each other
Coins and automated voices in the distance
Voices
Someone apologising
Staff talking
Wheelchair
Conversations
Items hit basket
Jars, cans, boxes, packets
Different weights, different sizes
Automated check out voice
Wallet zip
Coins into slot
One by one
Please take your items
Please take your items
Please take your items
Me cursing
Music
Voices
Trolleys in the distance
Steps
Traffic
Church bell ringing
Five times
White van man whistling
White van man saying ‘how you doin’
LUAS in the distance
Cyclist on the phone saying ‘..and happy Christmas to you too!’, laughing
Foot on manhole, rattle
Car siren in the distance
Breeze
Someone with nylon trousers
Someone walking fast, puffing
Car pulling in
Dublin bus in the distance
Steps
Keys jangle as I find them in bag
Unlock
Front door opens, brushes against the carpet
Keys in door lock, turns twice
Door opens
TV, sports commentator’s voice
Door closes with a quiet thud
Keys against a magnetic metal plate
Conversation
Bags on carpet
Shoes on carpet
Shuffling on carpet
Food packaging on kitchen surface
Fridge door opening
Drone
Food and food packaging in fridge
Fridge door shuts quietly
Shuffling on carpet
Plug click
Phone buzzes twice
Laptop on button
Laptop fan
Laptop click
Laptop keys
TV switch clicks off
Couch puffs
Shuffle of feet
Next door fridge opening
Rustle of plastic bag
Fridge closing
Oven knob being turned
Kitchen timer ticking
Humming
Kitchen timer buzzing from the kitchen
Laptop keys
Laptop clicks
LUAS in the distance
Frying, sizzling from kitchen
Shuffle of feet on carpet
Chair creaking
Unplug phone
Buzzing noise
Tapping on phone
Phone ringing out
Voices in Italian
Shuffle on carpet
Heavy door opening
Heavy door closing
Phone conversation
Fidgeting with wooden blinds
Kitchen timer rings through the door
Church bells on the other end of the phone
Voices in the distance on the other end of the phone
Heavy door opening
Heavy door closing
Voice from next door
Running, creakboards
Butterfly wing flapping, scraping surface
Feet brushing carpet
Arms moving through the air
Laughing
Heavy window frame brushing open
Outdoor sounds coming in
Conversation
Laughing
Clapping
Three jumps muffled by carpet
Conversation
Carpet footsteps
Plate moving from a pile in the sink
Steps in corridor
Bathroom tap water
Steps in corridor
LUAS in the distance
Shoelaces getting pulled
Fabric
Conversation
Keys
Door shutting
Key turning in the lock
Steps on the landing
Front door opening and closing
Inhaling
Laptop on switch
Laptop fan
Laptop keys
Laptop clicks
Car driving past
Pen scribbling on paper
Unsual bird outside
Runner pounding past window
Male voice through open window, neighbour talking on the phone
Children in the far distance

This sound diary consisted of entries logged in on World Listening Day 2013, 18/7/13 (8am until 8pm GMT) and updated throughout the day.

* LUAS is Dublin’s tram system
** Dublin Bus are large, rather noisy double decker buses

Advertisements

One thought on “A (sound) Day In The Life >> WLD ’13

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s