Jada Fitzgerald

Position, distance, and location can all change the way you hear sounds. This is the sound of a train horn in the distance versus when it is getting closer and closer. Notice, you may hear vibrations the second time the horn blows. This is because the sound as well as the actual moving of the train caused the ground and my car to vibrate lightly, my phone had touched the car door as I was recording which reflected in the audio. You can also hear sounds of crickets because this was recorded at night in my car as I waited for a train to pass by. There is an abrupt transition in the recording as it goes from far away to close up because the sound was edited to be shorter than the original recording. This was recorded using the voice memo feature on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Chase Ellison - Eastman School of Music

As I drive through the city of Rochester, NY, there are a few streets in which the radio signal from Jazz 90.1 encounters interference from a competing radio frequency. This recording captures the disruption in sound from one station to the other. In the resultant cacophony, the primary radio signal diminishes in quality and strength as the secondary signal interjects in irregular pulsations. The primary source does not disappear altogether; however, there is no clarity once the signal is disrupted. This recording also captures the sound of the turn signal and engine noise as a result of driving during the recording. Such found objects put the recording of the radio into a familiar context - driving and listening to the radio.

Michael McAloon

Sound Recording of cars driving through a large puddle after a day filled with severe thunderstorms. The cars can be heard approaching from the left side. When they reach the beginning of the puddle, there is an audible slosh. Both continue to drive through the puddle until they reach its deepest point, where water covers half the tire. At this point, each car makes a splash, and then continues to drive off to the right side. Recorded using a Zoom H4N audio recorder.

Talia Buenrostro

The sound recording was taken on the sidewalk beside Ninth Street. Cars driving by can be heard and towards the beginning one is driving by while playing music. Pedestrians can be heard moving around the street as well. The recording was taken by a Zoom H4N