Piccadilly Circus to Earl’s Court: A Soundscape

On Friday night after the performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre in London, I started recording the sounds of London. I started the recorded while walking from the theatre to the Piccadilly Circus tube station, and kept recording for 22 minutes, down into the station, through the turnstiles, down to the platform, onto the Piccadilly line west, off at Earl’s Court and up to Earl’s Court Road where I stopped recording.

It was was a bustling night: the streets were full of people and sounds. You’ll hear music, tube announcements, the sounds of the street.

Listening to it now, it’s an intriguing was of reliving the experience; much better and richer than a photograph.

I think the sounds alone the way are distinctive enough that you should be able to follow along. 

The journey runs between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. London time on May 13, 2016.

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