For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
Recently I've been listening to and recording the sounds of Tower Bridge. I'm particularly grateful to the management of the bridge for letting me into places which are normally off-limits to the public.
It isn't always easy to get access to sites where there are the hazards of heavy machinery and confined spaces. Such cautious policies arise from legal and insurance issues, and perhaps also from unhappy encounters with media professionals who may not have paid attention to the advice…Continue
The London Sound Survey (www.soundsurvey.org.uk) is a comprehensive field recording and sound mapping website which has been online since May 2009.
I've begun developing a new site section to examine probable changes in the sound environment of what's now the Greater London area over the Holocene epoch, that is, the past 11,500…Continue
The Wall of Death is a motorcycle stunt which was first performed in Britain at Southend in 1929.
It uses a wooden barrel-like structure perhaps 30 feet/10 meters or more in diameter. The top is open to allow spectators to watch the action inside as motorcyclists circle and pick up enough speed to ride along the walls at right angles to the ground.…Continue