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London Street Noises – Historical Soundwalk at Beauchamp place

An armchair soundwalk in Beauchamp Place – London – on Sunday the 20th of September at 11.00am
Please join our online Zoom meeting at this address http://bit.ly/beauchampswalk – Password: y0Ztn8

Please note that this online meeting will be recorded for future sharing on our Youtube channel. If you do not want to appear on video but still want to attend the event and interact via the audio connection or the chatbox to ask questions, please simply do not switch on your webcam. A Recording Disclaimer will also appear on your screen when the recording starts.

Cost: FREE

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In September of 1928 five locations across central London were recorded by a team from Columbia Records led by Commander Daniel and supported by the Daily Mail. The project was prompted by a pressing concern for the impact on health and wellbeing from traffic noise. As well as traffic sounds of the day accompanied by the occasional busker, on the recordings we hear the voice of Commander Daniel who provides an opinionated commentary on the unnecessary noises of the city.

On Sunday the 20th of September at 11.00am, we will host an armchair soundwalk in Beauchamp Place – London through a Zoom online meeting, to talk you through this fascinating project and bring you on a journey on our soundscape time machine. You`ll be able to listen to recordings of different eras and compare them with the live soundscape of the day. Please join using good quality headphones or earbuds for the best listening experience.

Project developed by:
-Aysegul Yildirim, John Drever & Mattia Cobianchi from Goldsmiths University Sound Practice Research Group
-Carmen Rosas Pérez from Heriot-Watt University

Hosts

Mattia Cobianchi

Mattia Cobianchi

 
John Levack Drever

John Levack Drever

 
This event has happened

2020-09-20 10:00
2020-09-20 10:00

Hosted by: Goldsmiths University of London
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slare

To saunter, to be slovenly (The Dialect of Cumberland – Robert Ferguson, 1873). Rarely used in Cumbria now but has a meaning of to walk slowly, to amble, to walk with no particular purpose. Used for example in the ballad Billy Watson’s Lonnin written by Alexander Craig Gibson of Harrington, Cumbria in 1872 “Yan likes to trail ow’r t’ Sealand-fields an’ watch for t’ commin’ tide, Or slare whoar t’Green hes t’ Ropery an’ t’ Shore of ayder side “(Translation: One likes to trail over to Sealand Fields and watch for the coming tide, Or slare over to where the Green has the ropery and the Shore on the other side) Billy Watson’s Lonning (lonning – dialect for lane) still exists and can be found at Harrington, Cumbria.

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