November 5th, 2014
Comment deleted by Jorge Sastre.
I think its interesting that in the recording its noticeable when you step into different boundaries, like the UC courtyard or Fairfax, because of the sudden change in noise level. I can't help wondering, though, what this recording would sound like if you took the same walk at different times of the day, like at 10am or at 10pm as opposed to 5pm, when a lot of people and cars are around to make a lot of noise.
There were a lot of interesting sounds going on in here. What was especially interesting was that it seemed like a cycle: first we hear the keys, then walking, then the elevator. And then it seemed to happen again: the keys the walking and then the elevator. I was able to put myself in the room with the sound: these were sounds that connect to certain actions and I felt by hearing these specific sounds I knew exactly what was going on.
I definitely had a similar experience with my recording. Much background noise that I didn't notice as an observer was revealed to me when I listened to my recording. The rattling of keys, opening of doors, and other changes in location were a nice touch and almost added a narrative element-- I could imagine you walking around and hearing all these environmental noises.
When you walked into the elevator, and opened the door with the keys, I felt like I was also walking through the apartment. The sounds are very distinct and familiar, bringing back my own experiences in walking back home. We never really pay much attention to these familiar sounds during the experience and our brain becomes trained to drown them out after repeated exposure. This brings me to wonder which ones you immediately recognize and those you don't in this recording.
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